Essay On Science In The Life Of Pi

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Humans don 't always need to see things to understand them and believe them as real and possible. Religion, science and stories are 3 things in the life of Pi that aren 't seen but are still believed to be real and possible.
Science is one of the things humans done need to see to understand and believe in. Orange juice floating towards Pi on her pile of bananas, the canivourous island and Pi surviving with Richard Parker on the boat are scientific feats that were believed by others, even if they did not see it. Orange juice floating to Pi on a pile of bananas was a scientific feat that was believed even though it wasn 't seen. At first the Japanese men, who came to Mexico to interview Pi, did not believe that Orange Juice was able to float
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Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are the 3 religions Pi believes in, even if he can 't actually see them. Pi believes in Christianity even though he can 't see it. When he first heard about God and Christianity, he has many questions. He wonders why "this Son appears only once, long ago, far away? Among an obscure tribe in a backwater of West Asia on the confines of a long-vanished empire?"(pg 70) Even though Pi had no physical proof of God and Jesus existing, he later understands and believes in Christianity and identifies as a Christian. Another religion Pi believes in without having to physically see it is Islam. Pi saw the guy in the Islam place of worship pray in front of him. Pi didn 't exactly know what he was doing and he didn 't see what Islam was about (pg 76), yet he was still interested in it. Later Pi understands, believes and practices Islam, even though he can 't see the actual gods. Hinduism is also a religion Pi believes in even though he can 't see it. When Pi first went to a temple he had "no conscious memory of the first go around in a temple, but some smell of incense, some play of light and shadow, some flame, some burst of colour, something of the sultriness and mystery of the place must have stayed with me" (pg 59). Even though Pi was too young to see and remember anything that was going on, when he grows up he believes and understands Hinduism. I conclusion, Pi …show more content…
Pi, the two Japanese men and Yann Martel all believe in stories that they haven 't see themselves. Pi believes a story even though he can 't see it. When the priest told Pi the story of Jesus and Christianity, Pi had trouble believing it. After hearing the story "The first thing that drew me in was disbelief" (pg 67). Even though Pi had trouble believing the story without being able to see the events, he contiued to try and understand it and now he believes and understands everything about the religion. Yann Martel also believes in a story he didn 't see himself. When the old man in India told him about Pi and his story he "stopped waving my hand. But I was suspicious". He didn 't think it was possible for that story to exist. He ends up writing the book about the story and referring to it as true events even though he didn 't see the events happen himself. The two Japanese men also believe in story 's they did not see happen. At first when Pi is done telling him the story, they tell him "Mr. Patel, we don 't believe you". They had trouble with the fact that they were not able to see some of the things Pi described that didn 't seem possible. In the end of their interview with Pi they tell him that they think the first story Pi told him is the real and true story, even though they could not se the events themselves. In conclusion, Pi, Yann Martel and the two Japanese men all believed in

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