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    influence of survival. Martel demonstrates this through Pi, who conquers emotional, moral, and physical obstacles. Emotions Throughout the novel Pi goes through a range of emotions. When Pi is lost at sea he faces emotional obstacles that he must overcome in order to survive. Pi knows that he must conquer his fear of Richard Parker and tame him in order survive. “I had to tame him. It was at that moment that I realized this necessity” (Martel 57). Pi must tame Richard Parker in order to stay…

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    be the fear of the unknown. Or why some people are scared of spiders. Well thats obviously fear finding it’s way into that person’s head But “Fear” happened to be the one thing that Pi in Life of Pi got over. Considering at one point he had a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, and a fully grown male bengal…

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    beings when compared to animals, but humans are ultimately animals with a set of instincts that can kick in at any given moment when put into tough situations. Yann Martel’s Life of Pi describes the life of a young Indian boy, Piscine (Pi) Molitor Patel. In his childhood, Pi’s family owns a zoo in Pondicherry, India which influences Pi to become interested in zoology, and practices multiple religions to show his devotion to his gods. In order to avoid imminent political disputes in India, Pi’s…

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    Homework 9/9/15 Life of Pi- Yann Martel Life of Pi was written by the famous and acclaimed author Yann Martel. The story focuses on the young man Pi Patel and his shipwreck at sea. The book is profound and meaningful and when analyzed and examined just becomes more beautiful. The three main techniques used by Martel in Life of Pi are: Symbolism, Weather and Symbolic Vampirism. Symbolism is used excessively throughout the story. The tiger himself, Richard Parker, symbolizes Pi 's…

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    Martel’s anthropomorphism of the animals in Life of Pi serves to allow readers the choice of believing Pi’s original story or the alternate story he gives the Japanese investigators. Considering how often Pi interacts with animals throughout the novel, it is evident how Martel purposely personifies them in order to leave the reader in a daze. When two Japanese investigators come to question Pi towards the end of the novel, he describes his experience on the boat with Richard Parker; however, the…

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    Yann Martel’s book, Life of Pi, whether the story is mostly fact or mostly fiction, presents us with a very large fact of life. It is found within two recurring motifs that are very important: adaptation and survival. Martel gives plenty of examples for both motifs using humans and animals. The lesson he is trying to teach with these two motifs is that adaptation is necessary for survival. Already in the first half of the book it is clear to the readers that Pi is a very open minded…

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    one to find a novel that they can comprehend and connect with. It may take some people the majority of their lives to find one of those novels. I am genuinely fortunate to have found that kind of book after a mere 15 years of my life. The book I am referring to is Life of Pi, by Yann Martel. It is a riveting novel that centers on a boy, lost in the middle of the pacific ocean with nothing but his wits, his will, and a four hundred and fifty pound bengal tiger. This novel regards more than just…

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    As a magical realistic narrative, Life of Pi displays “a strong sense of the phenomenal world” (Faris and Zamora, 169). The narrator’s minute delineation of sensory details involves, “entrancing magic details that cannot be explained according to the laws of the natural universe” (Faris and Zamora, 171). In his battle for survival, Pi comes to realize the futility of overcoming his ferocious enemy and the need to establish an ingenious way of coexistence, as a strategic option: “I had to tame…

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    used this literary device as a way to add more depth and mystery into his story. Question Two: I most definitely believe that Pi was polytheistic and also believe that it was entirely possible. In my opinion,…

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    Richard Parker Life Of Pi

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    Or is it the other way around; Pi, a teenage boy with only a tiger to share the boat with? As interesting as it is unlikely, but just who are Pi and Richard Parker? Pi, formally Piscine, grew up at his father’s zoo, the same one where Richard Parker came upon. As the story states, the tiger was initially named Thirsty because he was caught while drinking, yet there had been a clerical error, resulting in the renaming of Thirsty to Richard Parker. Uncoincidentally, Pi also undertakes a name…

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