Life Of Pi By Yann Martel Essay

759 Words Apr 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Yann Martel is the author of Life of Pi, and he wrote a story about Pi’s early childhood and the shipwreck that changed his life. Pi Patel is the protagonist of the book who is raised in a Hindu family, but he devotes himself to Christianity and the Islamic religion. He survives 277 days in a lifeboat with Richard Parker, a 450 pound Royal Bengal tiger after the Japanese ship sinks in the Pacific Ocean. Pi is separated from his family. I chose a passage from chapter 16 because Pi’s belief in God helps him to survive at sea. From this chapter, Pi Patel learns that it doesn’t matter what religion you believe, but he finds all religions share the same fundamental love of God.
Pi use to live in Toronto, Canada with his the foster mother. He called her Auntieji. She is from Quebec, and sometimes it is hard to understand her English language because of her mixed language with French. It is hard for Auntiejii to say the Hindu God’s name. Pi uses the example of Hare Krishnas to explain his belief to other religions.
When she first heard of Hare Krishnas, she didn’t hear right. She heard “Hairless Christians”, and that is what they were to hear for many years. When I corrected her, I told her that in fact she was not wrong; that Hindus, in their capacity for love, are indeed hairless Christians, just as Muslims, in that way they see God in everythings, are bearded Hindus, and Christains, in their devotion to God, are hat-wearing Muslim. (Page 50)
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