Canada Reads Essays

  • Theme Of Resilience In The Movie Of Pi

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    The family decides to move from India to Canada, bringing many of the animals with them. When the freighter carrying the family hits a storm, the stage is set for the main act – Pi is left adrift on a 26-foot lifeboat, lost in the Pacific Ocean, in the company of a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker—all vying in a grim competition for survival. His faith is tested as an adolescent when his father is forced to give up the family zoo, where Pi realises he's

  • American Born Chinese Thesis

    880 Words  | 4 Pages

    In the novel “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang (2006), it talks about three different people’s stories. The author starts off with telling a story about a monkey called the Monkey King, who lives in the jungle, seeking for higher power to become considered a god in the book. The author also tells a story about an American born Chinese boy named Jin Wang, who moves from San Francisco and struggles with fitting in at a new school. The last story the author tells is about a boy named Danny

  • Animals And Animals In Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

    758 Words  | 4 Pages

    The adventure novel—Life of Pi revolves around a 17 year old Indian boy who had an inconceivable journey with a tiger on the Pacific Ocean. When Pi and his family moved to Canada, the ship sank by the catastrophe. Pi’s family died by this tragedy, but Pi survived on a small boat. Although there’re several animals on the boat, only Pi and Richard Parker survived at the end of th adventure which happened on the Pacific Ocean. Furthermore, Richard Parker left Pi away, and he went to the forest without

  • Life Of Keesh Character Analysis

    549 Words  | 3 Pages

    Surviving in an extreme environment requires one to use different strategies in order to survive. In the “The Story of Keesh” Keesh goes out in the cold and hunts for a fair portion of meat himself after the council dismisses his request for additional meat. Then in the “Life of Pi” Pi is left alone with a tiger in a lifeboat in a deserted ocean after a storm, he does everything he can to survive. Both “The Story of Keesh” and “Life of Pi” contain characters that need to be not only physically but

  • Life Of Pi Humans Vs Animals Essay

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    Is it fundamentally dangerous to think that humans and wild animals are not so different? Humans are just animals: We establish territories, we need shelter and food, and we even share the ability to use language and tools with many of our fellow creatures. Not to mention, we also tend to see similar emotional expressions in animals. Then again, when you 're face-to-face with a tiger, the differences between human and animal, and predator and prey, become pretty important. In Life of Pi, one theme

  • Life Of Pi Dialectical Journal Essay

    480 Words  | 2 Pages

    Thunder and rumble, I feel the wrath of God on the ocean we are sailing. Suddenly I hear a crash, and I fly across my cage violently, the yelling of the voices on the vessel in shock and suddenly I hear the words “We’re going down!” A zoo keeper comes down the the hull of the ship and begins opening the cages of animals- the zebra, the monkeys, the hounds, all released waiting patiently for my turn the zookeeper falls over. He does not move and water comes crashing into the hull-I’m going to die

  • Isolation In Life Of Pi

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    227 days. 227 days of starvation and dehydration. 227 days of isolation and fear. 227 days of delirium and anguish. These things are only a fraction of what Pi experienced while stranded on the Pacific Ocean for 227 days. The Life of Pi is a Canadian adventure novel written by Yann Martel. The story is told in the perspective of the novel’s protagonist, Piscine Molitor Patel, known as Pi. In the novel, Pi recants his experiences of being lost at sea after being shipwrecked and alone with only himself

  • Life Of Pi Argumentative Essay

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    There has been an argument about whether or not it’s a person’s should be accountable for their actions in life or death situations. I believe that people shouldn’t be accountable for their actions. When people argue about this topic they tend to leave out examples on why their point of view is correct. In many situations people have to do things that they don’t do everyday. Well, being in life or death situations isn’t really a normal thing to be in for most people. For instance in the Life of

  • Steve Irwin Passion For Wild Life

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    Steve Irwin once stated, “I have no fear of losing my life. If I have to save a koala, or crocodile, or a kangaroo or a snake mate, I will save it.” Steve had no fear in doing what he loved. He went after his life ambitions and became what he set out to be. Steve Irwin is known all over the world as an adventurer and television star. Steve spent all his life protecting the environment and being a guardian angel to the animals around us. Steve was and still is one of the most influential wildlife

  • The Importance Of Religion In Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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    Pi, a teenager who believed in Christianity, Hinduism and Islam was stuck in a lifeboat with a tiger. During his adventure, Pi’s belief and trust in God help him got through a serious of difficulties. Along with Pi’s concern and trust in the God, Pi survived the end of the novel. Although religion makes Pi feel guilty and concerned in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, religion still helped Pi to survived when he was on the sea because religion was Pi’s spiritual pillar, and it made Pi believe God could save

  • Pi Fear Quotes

    746 Words  | 3 Pages

    In Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, an Indian boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean for 227 days with a tiger, named Richard Parker, to keep him company. While Pi is on the boat, he has to take care of himself and Richard Parker to avoid being killed by the tiger. Being all alone in the middle of the Pacific with a tiger strikes fear into Pi. He says, “...If your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of

  • Survival Of Life In Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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    Pi could survive on the ocean for many months is a miracle, and he even stayed with a tiger during the venture. He probably was eaten by the tiger, but he didn’t. In Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, Pi survival depended on his past experiences, Pi not only survives, he becomes stronger due to learning how to swim when he was young, believing in three religions, and stay with animals for a long time because he father used to own a zoo. Learning how to swim when Pi was young helps him to survive when he

  • John Wilson Character Analysis

    1421 Words  | 6 Pages

    In the story, Zebra was a character that changed from his experiences in order to discover what he loved. For example, the text states, “Then a year ago, racing down Franklin Avenue he had given himself that push and had begun to turn into an eagle, when a huge rushing shadow appeared in his line of vision and crashed into him and plunged him into a darkness from which he emerged very, very slowly. . . .” (Potok 48) Starting from the beginning of the story, Zebra had to change. This quote shows

  • Summary Of Bill Reed's 'The Men Who Saved Tomorrow'

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    William AllenMrs. DesLauriersAdvanced English Composition26 March 2018 The Men Who Saved Tomorrow Sitting on a hill in southern China, a man watched as planes, tattooed with the mouth of a shark, took on mighty Japan. He didn’t know it yet, but the very next day that man would write saying: “They’re fighting like Tigers. Like Flying Tigers.” On that fateful day, the legend of the Flying Tigers became one for the history books. While defending mainland China, these brave men created something that

  • The Lady Or The Tiger Analysis

    778 Words  | 4 Pages

    Lady Vs. Tiger In the story “ The Lady , or the Tiger?” By Frank R. Stockson there is a semi-barbaric king who’s way of punishing a criminal was by giving him two options which in this case were two doors. He could open either door he pleased in which one of them had a tiger and the other the lady , if he opened the one with the tiger the tiger would immediately eat him but if he got the lady he would have to marry her and make a family. This was actually a fair decision because he had no idea

  • Life Of Pi Vs Story Of Keesh Essay

    701 Words  | 3 Pages

    The two stories, "The Life of Pi," by Yann Martel and "The Story of Keesh," by Jack London share a typical theme, survival against the forces of nature. With Pi in the ocean and Jack in the Arctic. Yet not at all like Pi, Keesh volunteered to keep his whole town alive while Pi, was constrained into his own circumstance, which was being stranded amidst the sea on a raft with a tiger on board. They both have a lot of similarities and contrast, in topics and different part of the story. For instance

  • Andy Is The Tiger Analysis

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    Andy faced multiple challenges in tears of a tiger but the most obvious one is the lost of his best friend Rob. He struggled with telling people how he was feeling about the accident and only opened up to very little people. I think that tears of a tiger is a great title for this book because I think it shows what Andy is like. The title is “Tears of a Tiger.” In the story Andy Is the tiger. Monty is the only character in the book compares Andy to a tiger he says “well I drew a picture last week

  • Symbolism In Joseph Morgan's 'Tiger'

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    Tiger! Joseph Morgan, a famous actor, once said on his show as a character named Klaus Mikaelson, “We arrive into this world as innocents. Wide eyed and vulnerable. It is the job of our parents to nurture and protect us.” To illustrate, we all believe that as humans we were all once innocents and then you become vile, but I keep the faith on that we are all innocents just trying to survive this cruel world we call our home. To what was mentioned the symbol that represents me is a tiger

  • Analysis Of Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm

    1437 Words  | 6 Pages

    Each person is composed of stories that happen throughout their lives. For some, the biggest stories are of their connection to the stories of others. The children of swordfisherman Bobby Shatford are connected to the story of their father’s death at sea in what came to be known as the “perfect storm.” This event is told in Sebastian Junger’s book The Perfect Storm, which is an extended journalism piece on the storm at sea and the crew of the lost ship, the Andrea Gail. Junger, being tied to fact

  • An Analysis Of Grimm Brother's Rapunzel

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    The Grimm Brother’s “Rapunzel” is arguably the best-known version of the classic story after the Disney version. As fairytales go, Rapunzel does not stray too far from the stereotypical representations of female characters, featuring the good mother, the misrepresented evil witch of a stepmother and the passive princess. Placed into their boxes, and never allowed to change the course of their storyline, these women are denied any form of activity or satisfaction unless their male counterpart allows