A Comparative Study of Human and Societal Values in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger


A Comparative Study of Human and Societal Values in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger

L. M. Swarnalatha

L. M. Swarnalatha " A Comparative Study of Human and Societal Values in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | IHVLE-18 , March 2018, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD16096.pdf

Literature is the mirror of society. Literature from time immemorial has appealed to students of all ages. From these reflections arise our codes of internal conduct are values. The values are the principles upon which we make our decisions and run our values. We get our first values from our own parents, and those values added to us by our peers, and our teachers. Even our wider community and society is also the sources of our moral values. Our moral values include truth, right conduct, non – violence, peace and love. Truth is what we speak. Indeed right conduct is what we practice, love is what we live; peace is what we give and take and of course non-violence is the fruit we obtain Truthfulness, honesty, justice, fairness and honor and integrity are the universal principles. These principles are truly essential for social and personal survival. Usually one’s behavior reveals choices and these choices are based on the values they follow. From the moral values we always choose what is best for us and best for others. In this way social values come into existence and they are known to the people.

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Special Issue | IHVLE-18 , March 2018

2394-9333

IJTRD16096