Pi's Life Of Pi And Pi

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Chaos erupts the moment the Tsimtsum capsizes into the turbulent waves of the stormy Pacific Ocean. Pi watches powerlessly from a lifeboat as his life sinks/ family disappears in front of his eyes. Pi soon discovers he is not the only one on the lifeboat. He learns he must share his lifeboat with an orangutan, hyena, a zebra with a broken leg, and a Bengal tiger, named Richard Parker. The hyena dispatches the zebra and the orangutan. Consequently, Richard Parker kills the hyena. After the slaughtering concludes, Pi and Richard Parker are the only ones who have survived. Pi realizes he must train Richard Parker, in order to remain alive. Miraculously, Pi succeeds in training the Bengal tiger, but he and Richard Parker constantly are on the …show more content…
Conversely, Pi suffered equally in his first story as the second. In both accounts Pi loses all of his family and is never reunited with them again. Even though, in the second story Pi witnesses his mother being killed by the cook and cannibalism, in the first he is exposed to the cruel reality of animals killing other animals. Ultimately both stories involve animals slaughtering other animals. In the first story, Pi suffers for a longer period of time with loneliness. During the second story, Pi has human company for a time, while in the alternate version of the story Pi is alone for the complete journey to Mexico. Thus, each story presents Pi with its own set of challenges he is forced to overcome in order to survive. For example, in the first story Pi constantly experiences discomfort, because he is anxious Richard Parker will eventually kill him. Pi worries, “Still others-and I am one of those-never give up. We fight and fight and fight. We fight no matter the cost of the battle, the losses we take, the improbability of success. We fight until the very end….Richard Parker started growling that very instant, as if he had been waiting for me to become a worthy opponent. My chest became tight with fear (148). While suffering through the first story, numerous times Pi mentally suffers. At times, Pi loses hope and believes he is going to perish. Pi utters, “Still that second night at sea stands in my memory as one exceptional suffering, different from the frozen anxiety of the first night in being a more conventional sort of suffering, the broken-down kind consisting of weeping and sadness and spiritual pain…” (Martel 124). When Pi becomes blind in the first story, his lifeboat encounters a Frenchman. After conversing for a while, the Frenchman eventually attempts to murder Pi. “He [the Frenchman] landed upon me heavily. We fell onto the tarpaulin, half

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