Language In Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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The usage of the right type of language is extremely crucial while writing. If used correctly, it sets the mood of the storyline, it causes readers to get lost in the pages of the writing. Language is an extremely powerful weapon authors use to get into a reader’s mind. Like so, Yann Martel, the author of “Life of Pi” uses a beautiful form of language to tell us about Pi’s journey to survive alongside a Bengali tiger in the Pacific Ocean. The theme of this story is that Man’s inner evil, although buried deep within, often surfaces in moments of desperation. Martel uses allusion to show how Pi relates his believes to connect it to his behavior. When Pi killed an animal, “ [he] wept heartily over this poor little deceased soul. It was the first sentient being [he] had ever killed. [he] was now a killer. [he] was as guilty as Cain” (183) Pi compares himself to “Cain” who is a figure in the Bible. Cain had killed his brother. Pi felt that having killed an animal was just as vicious as killing one’s own blood. He was a murderer, just like Cain. Pi, a strict vegetarian who cared deeply for animals, he never thought of hurting them. But he had to forget all about his values when he was faced with starvation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. He had to carry the weight of being a killer, but this was a small price to pay in exchange for his life. The second time Pi killed something, he thought it was lord Vishnu helping him. He claimed that Lord Vishnu had “saved the world by

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