Essay on Life of Pi Theme

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Theme of Life of Pi In the book Life of Pi, Religion is the most dominant theme in the story, influencing the main character as well as progressing the plotline religion is a predominant aspect of Pi’s life throughout the book. At the beginning, Pi talks of how his two majors at university are religion and zoology. Pi says “many people seem to loose God along life’s way. That was not my case.”(Martel 59). He refers to how he has always been interested in God and religion and how he has explored different religions. Throughout the book, Pi explores three different religions Hindu, Catholic and Islam. He was born into a Hindu family and has been a part of the faith ever since. He said “I felt at home in a Hindu temple” (Martel 60). His …show more content…
Religion helps to keep Pi sane while at sea and is also used to further the story with subtle or hidden connections. The theme is so dominant that not only does it show up in small connections but is used to tie the whole book together. Throughout the whole book Pi is completely absorbed in religion, he studies it and practices it with passion. When Pi finally completes his journey and finds dry land he is greeted by two

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