[Behind the Beautiful Forevers]
In chapter 1 “Annawadi” of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo gives readers a retrospective look into Annawadi 7 months prior to Abdul surrendering himself to police. She delves into the background of how Annawali was founded and provides further details about how Abdul, and others make a living.
Boo discusses Rahul’s experience working at the Intercontinental Hotel serving the rich and famous. Rahul states “But when I get rich enough to be a guest at a big hotel, I’m not going to act like such a loser.”
Based on the discussions of wealth in this chapter, how does the wealth that surrounds the slumdwellers shape their own expectations and hopes?