Theme Of Survival In Life Of Pi

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Keesh and Pi both faced many hardships trying to survive in an extreme environment. However, they used many qualities to help them survive such as intelligence and bravery to help them survive this harsh environment. This is shown how Keesh would use his intelligence to help him in their survival situation by using items that his tribe would have never thought of before to help kill the dangerous animals easier. Pi uses his bravery to help him survive without fearing of the outcome of the situation and the animals on board making him have a better outcome of his survival situation.

“The Story of Keesh” talks about a boy who lives in a village in the rim of the polar sea. Keesh's village would give an unfair amount of meat to people
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He was in a boat full of animals including dangerous ones such as a hyena and a tiger. At the boat, he needs to try to survive from continuous hunger and thirst at the beginning due to not finding any of the requirements. He would also need to try to not get eaten by the carnivorous animals on the boat making him need to survive in two dangerous conditions. At the beginning, he was scared to death on the boat because he had none of the requirements such as food and water and there were the dangerous animals on board. It would say how he had not had a drop to drink or a bite to eat or a minute of sleep in three days. This meant that he was exhausted and he was at a risk of getting eaten by a 450 pound Bengal tiger in a lifeboat. Eventually, Pi manages to find water after getting close to the tiger after trying to find the needs. Soon it is just Pi and the Bengal tiger after the tiger eats the hyena. At this moment he decides that there was no time to be frightened and so he decided to try to survive and keep the tiger alive no matter what because he knew that there was no reward greater than life knowing how he couldn’t waste his reward of life without trying. He also knew there was no punishment worse than death. Knowing this, he decided he needed to try to survive with the tiger because the tiger was a living thing and thus he tried to help the tiger live from death and to live …show more content…
At the beginning of the story, it indicates how Pi was scared to death on the lifeboat meaning that he was afraid of everything in his situation making him not fit into the setting at the beginning. Then, Pi eventually decides to go along with the situation and brave it out by risking to do things that might make him get killed however he would be able to get the needs. One example of this is at page 80 when Pi tells "You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did." This shows that Pi wasn't really thinking he would be able to survive the situation he was in because there were dangerous animals around him and he needed food and water. He was also stuck in the Pacific Ocean without any sign of help coming. This is shown when it says on page 79 that Pi “was alone and orphaned, in the middle of the Pacific, hanging on to an oar.” Eventually, Pi becomes brave enough to actually risk things and try to survive. This is shown at page 83 to 85 it says "I lost interest in the question. Only water interested me. But that meant creating an opening onto Richard Parker's den. This shows that Pi decided to try to get the water from the den from Richard Parker to survive instead of crying in fear. This eventually shows that Pi fits into the setting because at, page 93, Pi mentions that "Survival was at hand... Plan Number Seven: Keep Him Alive." This meant that Pi now wants

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