Life Of Pi In Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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Pi could survive on the ocean for many months is a miracle, and he even stayed with a tiger during the venture. He probably was eaten by the tiger, but he didn’t. In Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, Pi survival depended on his past experiences, Pi not only survives, he becomes stronger due to learning how to swim when he was young, believing in three religions, and stay with animals for a long time because he father used to own a zoo. Learning how to swim when Pi was young helps him to survive when he was on the sea. If he cannot swim, he will probably be eaten by the tiger, Richard Parker. “Richard Parker did not jump into the water after me. The oar I intended to use as a club floated...Water kept crashing down on me. It stung my eyes. It pulled me down, I could hardly breathe...I swam as fast as I could to one end of the lifeboat, the end still covered by the tarpaulin. I pushed myself up on the lifebuoy with my arms. I couldn’t see Richard Parker. He wasn’t on the tarpaulin or a bench. He was on the bottom of the lifeboat’’ (Martel p.132). From this quote, Richard Parker dare not jump into the sea to chase Pi, and that makes Pi avoid being eaten by the tiger. However, Pi can swim in the ocean because of Mamaji used to teach him how to swim during his childhood. Mamaji was an excellent teacher, and he always patient to Pi. Because of how good Mamaji teaches, Pi can be so familiar with the water when he was on the sea. Therefore, learning how to swim in the past is very

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