Theme Of Religion In Life Of Pi

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Introduction: Why do bad things happen to good people? If God is so powerful and omnipotent, why doesn’t God prevent misfortune from occurring to these so called ‘good people’? There are stages of adapting to religion similar to stages of life and a person’s development. In life, everyone has a sensational expedition that makes them unique and true to themselves in which religion can play a key part. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel and Life of Pi by Yann Martel, there is a captivating pursuit of survival confronted through the characters spiritual and religious ideologies. This is evidently shown by comparing the themes of religious identity, suffering and spiritual crisis. Body Paragraph 1- Religious/ spiritual Identity Throughout history, religion has played an major role in human existence. Religion is multidisciplinary and can bring unity or discordance within individuals. Moreover, religions have always asked these fundamental questions: What is the true meaning of religion? What happens to us after death? How do we explain human suffering and injustices? In the novels Night by Elie Wiesel and Life of Pi by Yann Martel the characters display how religion is a crucial factor and how it composes their lives resembling the climax of a symphony. This is the captivating pursuit of survival through religious and spiritual identity. In the novel Night, Eliezer is a young religious Jewish boy that adopted religion independently since his father did not bother
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