Life Of Pi Exposition Analysis

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Exposition:
The exposition in “The Life of Pi” would be the first introductory part before Pi and his family leave for Canada on the Tsiutsum. All the events that happen before they leave for Canada gives us an insight and an introduction to the various characters especially around the protagonist; Pi.
Conflict: I believe that the conflict would be Pi’s conflict for an understanding of the various religions and his pursuit of them. The political unrest in India could also be considered one of the conflicts because this is what eventually drives Pi and his family to leave India.
Rising Action: The rising action in this book would be when Pi, his family and their animals decide to travel to Canada. This is the rising action because this is what allows the
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Yann Martel changes the narration in the book “The Life of Pi” several times. During the beginning of the book Martel uses a first person view/narration from his point of view telling a bit of his story in the author’s note. Further into the author’s note, the reader is told that this book will focus on the adventures of a character named Pi. The reader is lead to believe that the narrator would be explaining and narrating the tale/story of Pi. In fact the story switches to Pi’s point of view, and the narrator suddenly switches to Pi, as Pi is reliving his memories. The narrator at the beginning of the book can also be considered a character in the story. The majority of the narration in this book is a first person narration from Pi’s point of view, though at some points this “other narrator” stars narrating and recounting events of Pi’s life. This is a very interesting way of changing the perspective and rendering it a personal style of writing for Martel. By changing the narrative perspective Martel wants to make the reader aware that what the reader is reading is not factual but merely a

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