Scribe of wisdom

Rooster coop

Rooster – Male chicken (adult)
Coop – Enclosure / Cage where chicken are kept

This term is popularized in the novel The white tiger by Aravind Adiga (Winner of 40th Man Booker Prize and one among those writers who got this award for their debut work).
The Rooster Coop is a metaphor used in this novel for describing the oppression of poor people.

Roosters in a coop at the market watch one another slaughtered one by one, but are unable or unwilling to rebel and break out of the coop. Similarly, poor people see one another crushed by the wealthy and powerful, defeated by the staggering inequality of the society, but are unable to escape the same fate.

In fact, he argues that the poor actively stop each other from escaping, either willfully by cutting each other down, or less purposely but just as powerfully, through a culture that makes them expect such abuse and servitude.

Quote from the novel

The roosters in the coop smell the blood from above. They see the organs of their brothers…They know they’re next. Yet they do not rebel. They do not try to get out of the coop. The very same thing is done with human beings in this country. By character Balram Halwai


3 thoughts on “Rooster coop”

  1. best CBD gummies says:

    Heya i am for the primary time here. I came across this
    board and I in finding It really useful & it helped me out
    a lot. I am hoping to give one thing again and aid others
    such as you helped me.

  2. Everett Hopwood says:


    Domain Notice Expiry ON: Feb 18, 2021

    We have not obtained a payment from you.
    We have actually attempted to email you yet were incapable to contact you.


    For info and to make a discretionary settlement for your domain website solutions.

  3. Maike Hummer says:

    Dear Friend,
    I am a staff-member of Swedbank here in Estonia. I have a Business-Proposal of $6.2M for you to handle with me from my bank.
    Although this may be difficult for you to believe. I need you to assist me in executing this Business Project from Estonia to your country.
    upon completion of the transaction, our sharing ratio will be 50/50 of the total amount.
    If interested, do reply for more details via If WhatsApp: +3726023567 or email if you don’t have WhatsApp: Email:
    Please grant me the benefit of the doubt and hear me out.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *