It gives off the a tone to the reader that there is war or that there once was war. Levine’s word usage is what gives the poem its unfortunate tone right from the start. Rather than choosing softer language, he starts his poem with words a phrases like “acids of rage” (Levine 3) and
He also learns ranking in the zoo what animal is at the top and which animal is at the bottom his father tells him that the most dangerous animal in the humans who visit and Pi tells us this in the book he says “We commonly say in the trade that the most dangerous animal in the zoo is man”(Martel,31).He learns later in the book that this completely changes when they aren 't in cages. When Pi is on the boat he realizes that in the wild it is the exact opposite in that case humans are not the most dangerous animals it is the large carnivorous animals. In the book he has to fish to feed Richard parker so that he doesn 't eat Pi. PI
The two stories, "The Life of Pi," by Yann Martel and "The Story of Keesh," by Jack London share a typical theme, survival against the forces of nature. With Pi in the ocean and Jack in the Arctic. Yet not at all like Pi, Keesh volunteered to keep his whole town alive while Pi, was constrained into his own circumstance, which was being stranded amidst the sea on a raft with a tiger on board. They both have a lot of similarities and contrast, in topics and different part of the story. For instance, selfishness and resourceful are one of them.
Pi gives up his vegetarianism and eats turtles and fishes. In Life of Pi, Yann Martel describes the struggle to live and result of changes in Pi who has religious belief and the four different animals in order to show that they will often do supernormal, unexpected and shameful things and changes their own natures to survive. Any vulnerable animals will get stronger and change their original natures in order to protect themselves. When Pi and four animals live on the lifeboat, both they are hungry and fearful.
Friedrich Nietzsche once stated, “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” In the novel, Life of Pi by Yann Martel a young man, Pi, is enforced to survive through suffering and endure the grievances of a shipwrecked human being. After embarking on a journey with his family from India to Canada aboard a ship, the Tsimtsum, which holds a variety of zoo animals sinks. Facing the bitter truth that he does not have a family anymore, Pi must withstand the urge to mourn his family and seek survival. He is stranded with a boat of ferocious animals and hope.
This is understood when Pi states,”You may be astonished that in such a short period of time I could go from weeping over the muffled killing of a flying fish to gleefully bludgeoning to death a Dorado”(Martel 205). Richard Parker pulled Pi away from his religious beliefs by creating a sense of confinement and saying, “If you don't kill, I will”. This results in Pi being pushed to break his vegetarianism and brutally kill the Durado to please Richard Parker. Pi sees richard parker as a companion and in turn feels the need to provide for him. On one hand pi provides food to protect himself and on the other he has an underlying respect for richard parker and wants him to remain healthy and happy. ''
In the story “David and Goliath”, the text says “Sir, I have killed lions and bears that way, and I can kill this worthless philistine. He shouldn’t have made fun of the army of the living god!” In “Casey at the Bat” the text says, “close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped- “that ain’t my style,” said Casey. “Strike one,” the umpire said.” Another similarity between Casey and David is that they both listen to people with a positive or negative opinion on them.
When a storm happens Pi says, “the sea roared like a tiger”, (215). Some would be glad for rain, but with Pi the rain is only a nuisance, reminding him that he is all alone. Throughout the story Pi feels the need to give up multiple times, one of those times he says, “it is like an end game in chess, a game with few pieces”, (217). Pi truly felt that he had a few options that could either end in his survival or death. Similes can depict a character's feelings, in this case it shows the power fear any have over anyone.
In the beginning, Francis compared himself to a rabbit when speaking to Wilson when faced with a lion, an animal who is described as prey, and small “I bolted like a rabbit” ( Hemingway, 3). Later on when Francis does want to be manly and hunt such as predators do, he gets shot just like the lion does. This association cannot be overlooked because of its meaning in the story. Francis went from a rabbit to a lion, who unfortunately got hunted down by hunters and they were Margot and Wilson. From a coward to a man yet was brought down by people who wanted to see him change in the first place; the irony in this symbolism is astonishing to me because at first, all Margot wanted was for her husband is to mature into a brave man yet when he does so, she kills
After selling the zoo in India, Pi and his family decide to move to Canada. During their trip to Canada, however, their cargo ship encounters a raging storm that sinks the ship. In the wake of the shipwreck, Pi is the sole human survivor as he boards a lifeboat, and spends what seems like an eternity out in the Pacific ocean in the company of a 450-pound adult Bengal tiger. Throughout his 227-day journey, Pi becomes a clear archetypal hero. Pi and his family live in an unfortunate time period, where economic downfall and the threat of martial law plagues the country of India.
“The boat sank” (121). Pi was the only human to sustain the sinking of the Tsimtsum. Several animals did survive the crash, for example; the animals included a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan, and a tiger. Pi was certainly tested by these animals. The tiger and the hyena were definitely the biggest threats on the boat.
“It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.” (page 22) During this part of the story, Pi reflects on the profound effects that an individual can leave on other people. Any creature has the potential to be a catalyst; they can affect everyone around them, but they themselves will not be altered. This quote alludes to a section later in the novel, particularly when Richard Parker leaves Pi after arriving in Mexico.