Life Of Pi Animal Story Essay

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Many novels have an interesting, yet believable plot for the audience to immerse themselves into; however, Life of Pi is no such novel. This book tells the tale of a boy and a tiger who survive the unimaginable together but then part ways. When they separate, the boy, Pi, tells Japanese officials two stories. One of which is intriguing, while the other allows the audience to remain closed-minded. In Martel 's, Life of Pi, Pi 's animal story is more thought-provoking than the human story because it forces the readers to stretch their minds and imagine the far-fetched tale told, rather than focus on the simple, more believable aspects to the human story. In this novel, the alternative story plays a major role in determining Pi’s future. The two tales, although one is more feasible to the officials than the other, provide a very distinct line between true and false. By having this division, Martel also leaves room for the faithful and the unfaithful. It was much easier for the officials to believe Pi’s story when it portrayed humans as savages; however, …show more content…
Both stories incorporate Richard Parker as a part of Pi that is left behind when he returns to civilization, but only one of the stories goes beyond scraping the surface of such an incredible and astonishing story, and it all depends on how deep each reader’s faith is in God and His power. The animal story is even chosen as the better story by the narrow-minded officials because of its entertaining qualities, but for those who can see beyond the basic aspects of it, the animal story is there for them to have faith in just as they trust in God. It was not purely created for entertainment but rather to differentiate between the faithful and the unfaithful when it comes down to a life or death

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