Essay on Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

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Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi focused on the life of an Indian boy named Piscine Molitor Patel, also known as Pi, deals with a different way in that language was misused. The main plotline in this novel is that Pi’s family lives in Pondicherry, India and his father is a director of the zoo, but a political problem in India forces them to sell their animals and move to Canada. On the way the cargo ship they were on sank, everyone in the Patel family, except for Pi, are lost at sea. Pi, on a lifeboat with a tiger named Richard Parker, finds himself sharing water, rations, and freshly caught sea life with the tiger, whom he later trains and masters. The two later have a confrontation with another blind castaway which Richard Parker then eats in defence of Pi, and later pull up to an island of trees that grow without soil. They then depart and wash ashore on a beach in Mexico, where Richard Parker runs away and the locals take Pi to a hospital. There two men from the Japanese Ministry of Transport interview Pi about the incident on the ship and his time at sea.
In his time being interviewed Pi had told two stories to the officials. The first one had been an exact recount of what happened during his days at sea, dealing with Richard Parker, and the hyena, orangutan, and zebra that were killed on the lifeboat. The officials don’t believe it and are skeptical on these events, and if Pi was even sane for believing so, looking for a rational explanation as to why the ship had sank.…

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