After finding land and falling on the mexican shore, Pi is saved by a local Mexican community and taken to a nearby hospital. At this hospital everything in this story past the shipwreck is questioned by a couple of japanese Interviewers. Pi then tells an alternate story where he replaces the animals with living characters from the book. In this alternate story his mother is the orangutan “Orange juice” that eventually gets killed. The intensity in this part of the novel shows the emotion of Pi and everything he has endured through.
Unfortunately it wasn't what they had expected because Pi found human teeth in fruit like plants, the island became acidic at night, and the fish were salt water fish in a freshwater pond. Thus lead Pi to gather up food and head back on his voyage home. The road back to Pi’s somewhat normal life begins after he leaves the uncanny, floating island. Pi has felt many levels of fear and wanting death to come his way but this was the climax of his tolerance for life. As the journey comes to a conclusion, Pi lands on a Mexican beach after 227 days at sea.
The Japanese boat Tsimtsum in which the family takes to travel to Canada with all their animals unfortunately sinks. Pi is able to escape onto a life raft as for the rest of his family ends up not surviving the wreck. The big turning point in the story where Pi now has to find out a way to survive. A tiger named “Richard Parker”, a zebra, a hyena and an Orangutan named “Orange Juice” are all stuck on a lifeboat with Pi. Pi begins to start using the wisdom his dad had taught him through the years.
Luckily, Pi gets on a life boat just in time but weirdly enough, with four zoo animals who were also in the freighter. Pi continues his journey by learning how to live in a small space with these animals and even training one of them. In the end Pi reveals another story with people replacing the animals that were on the lifeboat before. Pi had initially used animals which best represented the people who were really in the boat. This showed how throughout the story, since these people were put into a life threatening situation, they had revealed a more primal side.
In the novel, Pi is an archetypal hero because a traumatic event changes his life forever, and he suffers from his journey. Pi’s voyage causes him to become an archetypal hero because the traumatic event of the ship sinking and his situation changes his life forever. When Pi has come to the realization that the ship sank, he understands that
The boat in which Pi makes his treacherous journey has an orange-red interior, and sunsets displaying the same hue appeared an awful lot. On the island that Pi finds when he is most in need, was full of lush greens and foliage. Although green is very prevalent in nature, the magnitude with which it could be found was a little over the top. Red and green may be the traditional colours used in fantastical scenes, but Life of Pi also used a very specific shade of blue to demonstrate the difference between fiction and reality. This blue, although pale, was very bright, and housed a luminous quality.
At the beginning of the story, it would appear that Pi is trying to determine the kind of person he wants to be as he grows up, to find his identity, so to speak. This is first hinted at when Pi discusses his struggles throughout grade school, especially being nicknamed “Pissing” Patel. Displeased with this nickname, Pi sets out to create a new identity for himself at Petit Seminaire by demanding that everyone shorten his name to Pi, instead of Piscine. As Part One progresses, Pi’s attitude of rebellion stays strong. Some could argue that Pi takes part in three religions at once out of rebellion.
Before this, however, Pi experiences a childhood that tailors nicely to Frye’s first few phases of an Autumn Tragedy. As Martel takes the reader back to Pondicherry, he describes Pi’s innocent and tranquil upbringings. He is largely influenced by God and his parents while he goes through a unique spiritual journey with numerous faiths. Furthermore, he was relatively naïve to the fact that animals – especially predatory – are extremely dangerous. Also, Pi doesn’t realize how difficult the brawl against nature and spiritual devotion can be until the lion’s share of the story begins when the Tsimtsum sinks.
Later after the olympics he got drafted into the army. He was on a search mission to find a missing plane when his plane crashed 3 men died instantly on impact. Zamperini and three other men survived the crash. They got onto rafts and sailed 1,000 miles away from the crash spot into Japanese waters where they got abducted by the Japanese. Mutsuhiro was the main leader of the POW camps.
In the novel, Pi seems irritated with the two men and practically appears to recount to them the story so hopefully they will allow him to sit unbothered. Anyway the similitudes constrain the peruser to choose which story is valid. At the point when Pi recounts the story in the film, he gets to be unmistakably disturbed, particularly when depicting his mom's demise. Where the consummation of the book is significantly more uncertain, the tone of the film appears to recommend that Pi made up the story with Richard Parker so as to adapt to the shocking things that happened on his