Lastly, the real reason for this quest and that being a strong will of survival. Pi has to find land to save not only his life, but to find out if his family or any of the animals survived as well. The sad reality was he never did find his family, but he was gifted with the wisdom and the strength of his family or even possibly his religion to save himself from a certain
Also, Pi was without a family. Inevitably, Pi suffered while lost at sea. The scorching hot sun and lack of food caused great punishment for his health. Also, the adversity led to the failure of Pi thinking he could withstand the trials of being a shipwrecked young man. His courageous success of survival through the loss of his family and suffering earned him the title of an archetypal hero.
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.
Also, since the supplies on the lifeboat was only for a few days until rescue came, they began to run out of food and could no longer fish due to the lack of energy. Around the end of his journey Pi washes up among this carnivores Island. The island acts as a reward for them both because there is food fresh water ponds and a safe place to restore their energy. Many muskrats roamed the island and dead fish that came out of the freshwater pond at night. 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.
Pi must challenge himself throughout his journey – he eats mean, kill beings, two things which he has always been opposed tow prior to his life being at stake. His survival ultimately trumped humility, even for an individual such as Pi who is deeply devout. When Pi details his story in “dry, yeastless, factuality” the idea of a manifestation of survival instinct is born, highlighting the theme even-more-so because he matches his own will to survive to Richard Parker. Although some may disagree that Richard Parker was physically in the boat with Pi, the very facts that Pi divides himself from the inhumaneness of survival show the power of such an instinct to
One example is when Paul got everyone’s attention by saying, “I didn’t even think about it. I yelled back, ‘Come on!’ (Pg. 81)” Paul has a lot of courage to go towards the danger instead of running away. He also shows courage by not thinking about whether or not he should go or not. Another example of this is, “I must of pulled twenty kids up before I heard Mr.
This is an important point to represent Pi’s characteristic beginning to change. Tigers are predator and stronger than Pi. When Pi dreams of a tiger, it makes him want to become more like a tiger, which will help him survive. He was kind and timid when he didn’t start this exploration. However, the unavoidable and extremely unbearable environment influenced him.
Tom decided to “runaway and be a pirate,” as stated in the book. This proved nature because Tom loves to explore and have adventures. Tom was never taught this it’s just apart of his personality, which is why this example proves nature. In chapter 31 the author says, “Tom got on his knees and felt
. and always shuddered when I snapped open a banana because it sounded to me like the breaking of an animal 's neck. I descended to a level of savagery I never imagined possible.” (249) He is aware of the changes that are occurring inside of him. These realistic events are not the only examples that show Pi ignores all his morals in order to survive and over the course of the book these events can be seen to get more unbelievable. In addition, this progression could relate to the continuous loss of humanity inside of Pi.
This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar: Yet, Paul cannot be set free, because he has appealed to Caesar. It seems that once an appeal was made, it could not be retracted. c. It seems that Paul might have been set free here if he had not appealed to Caesar. So, was Paul's appeal to Caesar a good thing or a bad thing? i.