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.
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.
Lastly, Pi’s ability to hunt and prepare food gave him the advantage over Richard Parker and allowed them to build an unspoken bond. Pi was deathly afraid of getting eaten by Richard Parker which was a drive for him to catch food. Pi believes that if Richard Parker wasn't on the lifeboat with him, he wouldn't have put such a large effort into collecting food and water: “[W]ithout Richard Parker, I wouldn’t be alive today to tell you my story”(Martel 182). Without Richard Parker's presence, Pi would have not put the effort into surviving as much as he did. The bond was less of a friendship and more of a companionship.
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
An in Depth Look at “Life of Pi” The Life of Pi a quest with a 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 a very interesting life that is different from others. Piscines’ life is a constant struggle or quest..
For example, Rikki Tikki was loyal to the family and protected them, without anthropomorphism we would not know why he had been loyal to them. Rikki Tikki felt hatred toward nag and nagaina for being cruel and saved the family from their deadly bite (para 56 and 97). This demonstrates that Rikki Tikki’s feeling of gratitude and hatred is a human emotion which is anthropomorphism. The author uses the anthropomorphism to show how Rikki felt towards Nag and Nagaina and to connect it to the theme of loyalty. In addition, Rikki Tikki had saved the family because he felt he owed them which is a human emotion.
Everything that Pi considered crucial to his sanity and survival was orange in the same sense that everything relating to the fire in Lord of the Flies was necessary for the boys’ survival. Lord of the Flies and Life of Pi oppose in how each is communicated. While the fire became a mandatory thing on the island, Pi’s realization that everything was orange on the lifeboat was almost an afterthought. In brief, Piggy’s glasses and the colour orange, while expressed differently, help both Golding and Martel’s characters maintain civility throughout the
He notices he eats his food as quickly and animalistically as Richard Parker does. Other examples of his slipping humanity would be the first time he killed a fish. As Pi addressed in the book, “to think that I 'm a strict vegetarian. . .
For Christians Jesus is the only god, but in this case the parrot is greater than Jesus, has more power than god, this is shown in this quote “[Is] ‘taller than Jesus, yellow like a sunflower." The parrot is taking Perry to the afterlife; the parrot is Perry’s god. The color of the bird is yellow which symbolizes happiness and hope, the hope he has of a better life. Whenever Perry experienced something awful the parrot appears and saves him, an example of this is the phrase "…an avenging angel who savaged his enemies or... rescued him in moments of mortal danger." The bird could symbolize Perry escaping from his problematic life into a simpler life.