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.
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.
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.
This scene focuses on shocking the audience with the graphic scene of Quint being eaten, as the creature that summoned so much suspense and dread earlier in the film, is arguably no longer frightening in its full form. In conclusion, the cinematography in Jaws functions as a way of creating suspense, the shot choices made are able to manipulate the audience into believing there is a shark, when the real animal is not fully seen on screen until minute 81. The shots used throughout
Seeing peter slowly advancing upon him [Hook] through the air with dagger poised, he sprang upon the bulwarks o cast himself into the sea. He did not know that the crocodile was waiting for him; for we purposely stopped the clock that this knowledge might be spared him: a little mark of respect from us at the end.
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. ''
This is why I believe that the killing of general Zaroff by Rainsford was not justifiable because he could have simply came through on the deal. All he had to do stay hidden the three days and General Zaroff would have simply placed him on the mainland near a
Hemingway portrays the old fisherman as the crucified saint when the sharks arrive to strip away the marlin. When Santiago uses the harpoon, the shot is similar to the sound of the nails being driven into the hands of Christ. Moreover, the marlin creates a feeling of redemption to the successful fisherman, ending his unlucky streak of eighty-four
I can bring him back to life” (page 6-7, lines 101-103 and lines 152-153). Sergei had trouble deciding whether he should save the life of a stranger, Yoni and let go of his goldfish or just keep the last wish. As a result, Sergei made a decision to save the life of a stranger, but he had to let his closest companion, his goldfish,
He made a wrong choice and it almost caused him his
A second character trait Louie shows throughout the book is determined. An example of this is when Louie, Mac, and Phil are on the raft and sharks are circling them. “He stewed all night, scowled hatefully at them all day, and decided that if the sharks were going to try to eat them, he’d try to eat them. ”(126) Louie is determined and had a conviction to survive, because the sharks are trying to eat them, Louie is going to try and kill and eat them.
The hyena stands above my head growling foaming at the mouth about to lunge, the hyena takes irs first leap and I jump out with my razor sharp teeth killing the hyena in a single bite. Pi does get extremely scared and falls backwards almost going overboard. I did not want the hurt him so I take a step back and sit. He got in a fighting pose and I just sat.
Pi’s hero’s journey begins with his ordinary life in Pondicherry, India. His father owns a zoo and he loves to help out and examine all the animals. Pi is very religious, therefore; he prays on his prayer rug almost every day. Pi was called to adventure when his family told him one day that they were moving to Canada. “We’ll sail like Columbus” (111).
Over time in the hot yellow sun they had to fight off sharks with oars and their hands, they lost almost half their body weight due to malnutrition, their bodies became dry and swollen, they had to patch bulletholes in their rafts after a japanese bomber shot at their rafts, and McNamara ended up dieing on day 33 of starvation and dehydration. That 's only scratching the surface of what happened to them on their 47 days at sea though. On their 47th day they came to a boat near a pacific island that was Japanese territory and 2,000 miles away from where they crashed. They were taken into captivity as POWs by Japan. After being nursed somewhat back to health, the deputy commanding officer of the boat where they were cared for, gave them food and news.
Every day, people are forced to face many challenges, physically, mentally, and socially. Life of Pi by Yann Martel is a key example of the challenges a character must face in order to survive in the vast ocean with no food, water, or company. Yann Martel’s masterful use of tone creates a character whose struggles for survival are not only physical, but also psychological. In Life of Pi, the author, Yann Martel uses humorous and reflective tones to further describe the main character, Pi’s primary method of coping with the challenges he faces throughout his life.