God Can Be A Tricky Thing Essay

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Believing in God can be a tricky thing. In Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi, the main character Piscine Molitor Patel truly loves God, so much so that he practices three different religions, Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. (I feel like this sentence is super long and although you added commas, it sounds like and awkward run on.) With a main character that is so involved with religion, there is no surprise that some religious themes come out of the novel. For most of the story, Pi is stranded at sea trapped in a lifeboat with Richard Parker, a Bengal tiger. During his two-hundred and twenty-seven long struggle for survival, Pi comes across a variety of incredible and awe inspiring events that help to affirm his various religious beliefs. In his childhood, Pi discovers and begins practicing both Christianity and Islam, despite already practicing Hinduism. When he is first introduced to Christianity, Pi disagrees with the nature of God, but the kind nature of Father Martin and the humanity of Christ turn his thoughts around. Pi’s introduction to Islam is a different story, instead of being gradually persuaded over to Islam, Pi immediately falls in love with its sense of brotherhood and devotion. Due to these reasons, in Martel’s Life of Pi the author’s message is that all religions are different faces to the same cause of love shown through Pi’s decision to join both Christianity and Islam. Following the idea that all religions similarly relate to love, Christianity fits in…

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