Pi finally chose to face the tiger, and save himself. He did not choose to stay until the tiger eats him. Even if he knows that it’s difficult to survive, he did not give up. Pi stayed with animals when he was a child. His curiosity made him have a great interest in animals.
The Quest of Pi The Life of Pi a quest with an strong influence of religion that is apparent throughout the story. “We are all born like Catholics, aren't we--in limbo without religion, until some figure introduces us to god” (Martel 58). Piscine Molitor Patel a young Indian teen has a unique infatuation with religion. Yann Martel, the author of Life of Pi, Gave Pi or Piscine an interesting life that is different from others. Piscines’ life is a constant struggle or a quest..
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.
Pi was a vegetarian Hindu boy and animal lover. Use imagery and diction explore the theme of survival instincts throughout life of Pi. Pi is first afraid of harming animals, but later he is described as “butchering a dorado”, this shows his transformation due to his id. Pi use his shoe as bait for fishing and unfortunately loses the whole shoe and the bait. He had no other bait.
The author’s note blurs the border amid fact and fiction. It is completely plausible that Martel went to India and found inspiration for the novel, even coming across a man who told him “a story that would make you believe in God” (X), is a conceivable tale. The story becomes absurd when it is stated that the man who told Martel the story of Pi was Francis Adirubasamyㅡbetter known as Mamaji. The story of Pi is fictitious and thus Mamaji is as well, it would be
An example of this is the main protagonist of the novel The Life of Pi, Piscine Molitor Patel, by Yann Martel. 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.
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.
Pi, a teenager who believed in Christianity, Hinduism and Islam was stuck in a lifeboat with a tiger. During his adventure, Pi’s belief and trust in God help him got through a serious of difficulties. Along with Pi’s concern and trust in the God, Pi survived the end of the novel. Although religion makes Pi feel guilty and concerned in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, religion still helped Pi to survived when he was on the sea because religion was Pi’s spiritual pillar, and it made Pi believe God could save him. Even though religion was Pi’s sensitive spot, religion still helped Pi to survived on the sea.
Most people can 't handle this, now imagine spending 224 days at sea, that alone can be a mental journey. This puts him into a mental state where he spends most of his journey trying to get, himself together. We assume that Pi brings himself back together but we truly never know. When Pi is visiting his cousins he comes across Christian faith, and this is not his only
Life of Pi is a movie about Pi, a shipwreck survivor, and his epic journey of discovery and faith. It is based on Yann Martel’s novel with the same name, and the movie, directed by Ang Lee, makes use of magical realism to convey many themes related to life and spirituality. Many significant symbols are also used to showcase the characteristics of magical realism. In particular, water and the carnivorous island were two important symbols that represented the theme of spirituality in Life of Pi. Water is a significant symbol of spirituality and religion in Life of Pi.