Slum Dog Millionare Essay

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This essay will discuss how poverty in India sees children turn to crime to sustain a living. This can be seen in "Slumdog Millionaire" through the character of Jamal Malik, Salim Malik and others. In the movie it shows how a young individual, Jamal Malik from slums gets into a Indian version of a game show called "who wants to be a millionaire." At the start of the movie Jamal is being tortured by local police because they believe he has cheated in the show, due to his past struggles , his status as a slumdog and lack of knowledge. According to them it is impossible for someone like him to know the answers that even the smartest individuals have not been able to answer. As he tells the police officer his story which reveals the truth behind his ability to answer the questions, he is than released from the prison and goes on the show to answer the remaining one question which he gets correct to win the grand prize. Salim Malik is not like his younger brother Jamal, after death of their mother Salim was leader of the family. Salim got himself in crime world and started working with gangsters for whom he was willing to do anything he was told to gain a respectful status he wanted. Labelling very well defines how the people with better status see the individuals from slums who are looked upon as they do not even exist. They are denied job or paid very less for the work they do, which causes them to do illegal work which earns them a lot of money but also putting their lives in jeopardy. Inequality also plays a major part with families in slums because of religion or cast they belong to. In many countries like India religion separates many people such as Muslims and Hindus who have a very bitter and forever going hatred amongst each other. Even in the movie when Jamal and Salim are very young their mother is killed by Hindus because Muslims who do not have power to stand up for themselves and stand up for their rights. This kind of outrage goes back and forth causing many deaths, destroys homes and businesses. Just because people belong to slums their right to equality is taken away and being from a lower cast which doesn’t get them any where in world they are not accepted by the society. Due to lack of income within the family children do not have the privilege of going to school and getting education, which causes them to get in life of crime so they can earn money. This was one of the reasons Jamal was taken to the police station just because he belongs to the slums and according to society he is not educated enough to answer questions which require a very high education. Just because he was on his way of making history by first person from slums to win the prize, host of the show decides to help him by giving him the answer which was wrong. Even though the host told one the of the crew member that he had given him the answer which is a crime as well, there was action taken against him which is also known as primary deviance. This shows that it...

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