Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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Introductory: Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, tells the reader how Pi lifestyle is and how he lived without a family. Pi lives through a time of losing loved ones and mocked at by many people. Thesis: I do empathize with Pi because I have lost a family member and mocked.
TS 1: I empathize with Pi because I have lost a family member.
S 1: I can empathize with Pi’s feelings when he lost his family from the shipwreck and started to ask God why he has to suffer in hell.
A. Pi states after the shipwreck on the lifeboat “Every single thing I value in life has been destroyed. And I am allowed no explanation? I am to suffer hell without any account from heaven?” (Martel 98).
B. My cousin died recently during the summer, and I get depressed every time I go to a family reunion and never see him ever again. I always ask my aunts and uncles why did he had to go and what was the real reason he died. That I can relate to Pi’s struggle during the shipwreck.
S 2: Parts of Pi’s metaphor of the tree explains to show how I had felt when my cousin died.
A. Pi explains when he admitted his family is dead, “To lose a brother is to lose someone with whom you can share the experience of growing old…who supports you like a tree trunk supports it’s branches” (Martel 127).
B. My cousin and I were good friends, almost like brothers. Now that he passed away, it’s no fun anymore. He’s like the missing branches off a tree trunk, just as Pi explains his metaphor about the tree.
S 3: I also
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