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    up? Would you fight for your life? In the book, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Piscine Molitor Patel fought for his life, and was not giving up. Life of Pi is about a sixteen year old boy named Piscine Molitor Patel, who lived in Pondicherry with his family. In Pondicherry, his dad owned and ran a zoo. Then, the family decided to move to Canada for more opportunities. However, on the way there, the boat that had the family and all of the animals, sank. That resulted in Pi being stuck on a lifeboat…

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    Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi is a coming of age story about a young man reaching maturity through a story filled with tragic and loss. His novel is based on a tragedy that creates a journey with the survival aspect of life. The story takes place in the 1960’s in a lifeboat. Pi Patel finds himself on the lifeboat because his family was on their way to Canada when their ship had an accident. Pi found himself on a lifeboat with a zebra, hyena, orangutan, and a tiger. “Things didn 't turn out the…

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    Life of Pi Yann Martel’s, Life of Pi, is a story of survival, acceptance and adaption. The novel is based on a sixteen year old protagonist named Piscine Molitor Patel, who tells his tale of shipwreck and spirituality. According to a typical happy ending, the protagonist must learn a new moral or obtain a new piece of knowledge. In Edward Quin 's article entitled 'Fairy Tale ', Tolkien describes a happy ending as a consolation to a story. Happy endings bring a promise of salvation and…

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    Belief is the foundation that sustains the themes and events in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. In order for the readers to believe a sixteen year old boy can survive being cast away at sea for 227 days with a tiger the author provides the reader with Pi Patel—the epitome of belief. Pi represents belief because his life’s story is based on the belief of the reader. Throughout Life of Pi the reader is able to witness the effects stories have on Pi’s belief in respect to his survival. The reader is…

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    truth. Yann Martel, in his book Life of Pi, shows that varying stories can convey the same truth and underlying message, in different ways. In the book, Piscine Molitor Patel, also known as Pi, tells two stories of his time stranded in the Pacific Ocean. In the first story he tells of how he is accompanied by animals that occasionally act like humans. The fact that Pi was able to survive in lifeboat with zoo animals, is unrealistic to some. At the end of the book, Pi reiterates the story;…

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    Yann Martel’s Life of Pi encourages readers to choose between Pi’s two versions of his story at sea. However, I will argue that it is important to understand both the human and animal story. Pi’s human story is disguised by the fictional animal story in order to conceal the inhumane and savage acts of people Pi encounters at sea. Furthermore, the imaginative fabrication of Richard Parker in Pi’s animal story aids the reader in understanding the trauma and immoral actions that Pi endures on his…

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    “It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.” Yann Martel mentioned this in his famous novel “Life of Pi”,a piece of literature which was then remediated into a movie in 2012. It mainly illustrates the development of the protagonist, Piscine Molitor Patel, and his legendary journey in the Pacific Ocean with an extraordinary companion, a tiger named Richard Parker. This romance narrative follows the narrative…

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    One of the most fundamental aspects of humanity, is the need for community. The process of socialization is crucial for survival. In Yann Martel 's Life of Pi and the movie Cast Away, the severe effects of social isolation are depicted. Pi Patel is a young Indian boy in search of faith and Chuck Noland is a grown man whose identity revolves around the concept of time. Between the two narratives lies a similar message regarding man 's will to live. Both protagonists reach extreme points of…

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    has had its effect on humans and the way people behave and act. Life of Pi, the novel by Yann Martel, is one of the best novels to analyze for this topic. Martel incorporates religious faith and trends enough in the novel for it to be a prevalent theme. The fundamental purpose of religion is to provide substitutes for complex unknown ideas, provide a sense of right and wrong, and is used for control over people. The novel, “Life of Pi” incorporates these purposes for religion…

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    I chose the topic of being stranded somewhere. In “The Life of Pi” Pi get set into the sea with a tiger from a zoo. Being stranded alone is stressful enough, but being stranded with a tiger and not knowing what may happen can stress someone out to the max. Pi is a middle aged man who was a vegetarian that needed to learn to eat meat and survive. The tiger helped him learn how to kill and eat the meat from anything including humans. Pi went through so much stress that he broke and couldn’t…

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