Comparing Pi And Yann Martel's The Life Of Pi

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Throughout Ang Lee’s writing life, Lee achieved the best Man Booker Prize by publishing The Life of Pi, a number one international bestseller. Ang Lee, on the other hand, achieved the Academy Award for Best Director. In the year of 2012, Ang Lee released the The Life of Pi. Both men strived to produce a story that grasped the audience’s attention. Ang Lee’s and Yann Martel’s version of The Life of Pi captives the reader’s or viewer’s mind by introducing a young man who admires religion, survives a traumatic shipwreck, and sails in a lifeboat for numerous months with a tiger known as Richard Parker. Even though both men achieve the same story a few differences lie within the film. Ang Lee’s adaption of The Life of Pi departs from its source material in several ways, but it does navigate the reader through the same remarkable story staying true to the spirit of the book.
As readers and viewers digest The Life of Pi, each person will recognize the differences that lie within certain scenes, the life of the characters, and the main message. For instance, in the novel, the life lesson learned while feeding the tiger differs from the film. “I want you to understand that you are never-under any circumstances to touch a tiger, to pet
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“Life of PI explores the human experience, society, religion, and nature through the eyes of its protagonist, Pi, and Indian boy growing up in an emerging global society” (Quora). The story of Life of Pi seems to highlight battles within a person’s heart. Making decisions and realizing that you fail, but you will come to terms with the choices later on in life. “He’s forced to commit acts of much greater brutality” (Quora). Throughout the journey at the sea, Pi has to take a life. Pi has no way to manage his emotions; therefore, he talks to himself and makes up a story about Richard

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