Reflection Of Life Of Pi

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Acknowledgement Though only my name appears on this the cover of this dissertation, a great many people have contributed to its production. I owe my gratitude to all those people who made this dissertation possible because of whom my graduate experience has been one that I will cherish forever. I would like to thank Ms Madhura Makhopadhyay for her support in completion of my project to analyze the thematic aspects of Yann Martel’s Life of pi. I would like to thank my institution Synopsis Yann Martel’s Life of Pi is the story of a young man who survives in a disastrous condition of the ship and months in a lifeboat with a large Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Novel starts with Pi’s childhood and youth. His family was having a zoo in their hometown in India, and his father is strenuous about being aware of the wildness and true nature of animals. Before all this something happened in pi’s life when his father realized that his son’s naiveté about the tiger in their care may put Pi in danger. To exemplify how true…show more content…
However, the novel pointedly refrains from advocating any single religious faith over another. Instead, the novel investigates the nature of religious faith itself. This theme is embodied most clearly in the novel’s protagonist, Pi Patel, who is a devout follower of three very different religions. Pi has studied and memorized the stories of all the various incarnations of the Hindu gods, maintaining shrines in his home to many of them. He also possesses a crucifix and a rosary, going to church on Sundays and praying to Jesus. Lastly, he owns and proudly uses a prayer rug, observing the call to prayer several times a day as a devoted Muslim. By comfortably following three of the world’s major religions, Pi represents not just the possibility of peaceful coexistence between different faiths but also the belief that different religions are merely alternative paths to the same

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