Settings In Life Of Pi, By Yann Martel

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Settings are genuinely fundamental, as they allow readers to truly surround themselves into nature of the story, making the story an interesting and interactive piece of work to connect personal experiences with every detail provided. Aside from this, these settings additionally are what highlight and even uncover huge qualities of a character in the story. In the novel, Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, the setting plays a major role in how the reader understands and interacts with the main character, which in this story is Pi Patel. Several locations, such as the Temple hills, the Pacific Ocean, the Pondicherry Zoo, and many more consents Pi to adjust and build up his personality. The most significant settings that influenced Pi to follow believing …show more content…
The Pondicherry Zoo is where Pi’s passion and love for Zoology and animals came to place. This was just the start of numerous traits that the reader learns about Pi. Pi explains his love and passion towards the zoo, “To me, it was paradise on earth. I have nothing but the fondest memories of growing up in a zoo. I lived the life of a prince” (Martel, 15). According to Pi, his passion and love towards the zoo and the animals is like living a life as a prince. Without this setting, Pi’s perspectives and love towards animals would be nonexistent, which would have a significant change in Pi’s thoughts and the way that he sees the world. Pi becomes so attached to all the animals that he has grown feelings for them. Pi compares how animals living in a zoo are very similar to the animals living in the wild, as this is how humans also live. Even though Pi loved animals and the zoo, he had to learn how to behave with them by making certain decisions and actions. The zoo as everyone knows has many animals but some are very unique in the way that they behave, act, and react to certain things. Pi and Ravi’s father shows them how dangerous animals can be by showing them a tiger, named Richard Parker, getting the chance to eat another animal, which is a goat. The father says, ““I want you to remember this lesson for the rest of your lives”” (Martel, 37). Even though Pi has a passion for …show more content…
Pi goes builds up and improves emotional and physical abilities. Pi was part of the few who actually survived the shipwreck. Pi had to overcome countless struggles and obstacles but his determination to get back to safety kept him to continue trying. Pi had given up hope in living but he knew that something was to be done to and this is where his determination came to place. Not only did Pi need to take care of himself but he also had to take care of Richard Parker because he felt a connection with him because Richard Parker had not killed Pi. Pi says, “I was giving up. I would have given up—if a voice hadn’t made itself heard in my heart…” (Martel, 163). Pi only being around sixteen-years-old; he had a great amount of determination to live. Even though Pi was thrown into the lifeboat with a Hyena, Pi says, “if it weren’t for this hyena, the sailor wouldn’t have thrown me into the lifeboat and I would have stayed on the ship and I surely would have drowned…” (Martel, 122). Pi’s positive attitude and determination are the main factors that kept him alive. Pi learns how to be independent and self-reliant. Pi learns many things to keep him alive and just develops many traits that are essential for living. Pi learns to keep some distance from himself and Richard Parker by staying on different sides of the lifeboat. Pi learns to

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