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  • Yann Martel's Response To The Movie 'Life Of Pi'

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    1.10 Responses Response #1 1.10 Life of Pi Yann Martel Film Matthew Thorburn The film ‘Life of Pi’ is about a survival experience stranded on a boat with a Bengal tiger. In their journey together they form some sort of friendship. This would seem unlikely as tigers are known for killing humans but the two of them learn to respect each other’s territory on their boat. When I watched this film it made me think of the difficulty of being able to survive on your own. Especially when you’re in dangerous

  • Summary Of Globalization In Riding The Tiger

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    Globalization and its Discontents with reference to Viveka Shanbhag’s Riding the Tiger Dr. Nasreen Banu Jamadar jmnasreen@gmail.com The successful stories of Viveka Shanbhag, who has published five collections of stories, revolve around gigantic Hydro-electric projects, MNCs and the globalised IT industry. Nirvana, for instance, narrated in a comic-ironic mode, shows how the MNCs obliterate all distinctions like caste, language and nationality of their employees. Whereas Kantu is centred on a

  • Tiger Hunt Story Analysis

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    Sivarama’s reminisces about Jayalakshmi and her marriage with Raja Surrendar Singh, Raja Ashok’s ancestry, their submissive nature, and how they yielded to the Mughals. As a corrective step, to remove an old misunderstanding between their families, Jayalakshmi’s father Sunder Ajit Singh invites Raja Ashok for a tiger hunt. Descriptions of the tiger hunt and Siva’s meditation occur in parallel vein. There is a description of Jaya’s ill health and hospitalization in London Bridge Hospital. While Dr

  • The Tiger Rising Short Story

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    In the book The Tiger Rising written by Kate DiCamillo, there is a boy named Rob who finds a tiger that is caged. Rob shows a new girl named Sistine the tiger. Once she sees the tiger all she wants to do is let it go. Also, Rob is in a hard situation because his mom had died not long ago and now he is living with his dad in Lister, Florida in a hotel called the Kentucky Star Hotel. Rob goes to school but isn’t in school for most of the story because he has a rash on his legs and the parents of the

  • Life Of Pi Summary

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    * DECIDE THE CASE MORALLY,NOT LEGALLY.IGNORE THE LAWS. Pi was migrating to Canada with his family because of shifting government policies.But tradgedy strikes and his ship got sink in the midway of their voyage due to a disastrous storm.Pi escapes in a lifeboat but soon discovers that their were many wild animals in the boat along with him.Hyena killed zebra and orangutan and after that the Bengal tiger killed Hyena.Finally they reached an island and the tiger went to a nearby jungle.At the last

  • The Crocodile Hunt

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    Nick, a tourist, accompanies Jack Cox, a crocodile expert, on a night-time crocodile hunt in the swamps of New Guinea. Jack has assured him that in the swamps it is easier to see crocodiles at night. The sun disappeared below the horizon as we paddled further into the swamp. Now that we were free of the reeds, I found the balance of our canoe difficult to maintain. Its sides were high, but its draught was decidedly shallow, and the slightest movement tended to send the whole vessel lurching dangerously

  • Gulliver's Travels Adventure

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    Gulliver’s Travels is a satirical adventure novel written by Jonathan Swift. It follows the many travels of Lemuel Gulliver, who is a ship’s surgeon. Through many mishaps Gulliver ends up on a number of unknown islands, living among different people and animals. This book has a certain appeal to many readers because of the adventure and humor used in the story. Another reason readers choose to read Gulliver’s Travels is because it is a sublime travel fantasy novel full of wild imagination and

  • Realism In Life Of Pi

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    The book Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, is a very unique story. It is about a boy, Pi, who is trapped in the middle of the ocean with a tiger. Some after reading it, think this story is real. Yann Martel wanted to express how fiction is important to a reader “If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams” (XII). Martel definitely believes in his work. He believes in stimulation

  • Short Speech About The Penguin

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    The penguin waddled up to the tiger prepared to give him some fish. The penguin was carrying the load of fish, he had about 10 in his hand. As the penguin got close to the tiger, he noticed that the tiger was doing the walk that tigers do when there ready to hunt. The penguin thought this was perfect. If the penguin could give him some fish then the tiger wouldn’t need to hunt and he would save the tiger a lot of time and effort. The penguin got closer and closer to the tiger and when he reached

  • Life Of Pi Scene Analysis

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    substituting perspectives, the principle character Pi in a flashback and Yann Martel himself, who is the "meeting essayist" (Martel 101) talking with Pi numerous years after the tiger in the vessel story. This system of the nosy storyteller adds the narrative authenticity to the book, setting up, similar to a melodic contradiction, the myth-production,

  • Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm

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    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

  • Cedric Ocean Eder Short Story

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    Cedric Ocean Eder had been living in Glace Bay, Port area at the southern part of The New Morram City for as long as he could remember in his 18th-year-old life. He was the only son of Alan Eder, a tough fisherman whose life bound with the tide of the sea life. Numerous times caught by a thunderous storm when he was sailing on the sea and dangling between life and death, his father kept his vivid dream that one day his son, Cedric Ocean, would follow his way of struggling life against the sea. Cedric’s

  • Theme Of Storytelling In Life Of Pi

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    When faced with adversity, even the most insurmountable odds, the human body and mind can be made to accomplish anything. This is the case of Piscine Molitor Patel, or Pi Patel for short, the titular character in Yann Martel’s ‘Life of Pi’, a three part book. He was lost at sea for two hundred and twenty seven days inside a lifeboat with only a Royal Bengal Tiger to keep him company. The book details the early life, teenage years, particularly the time spent on the lifeboat, as well as his adult

  • Chris Mccaandless Persuasive Analysis

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    It was 1965 and Evel Knievel had just landed a 90-foot crate filled with 50 rattlesnakes and 2 lions. Although this jump was one of his stunts that left him unharmed other than a sprained ankle, it put others at risk. During his landing, the back tire of his motorcycle had hit the edge of box and allowed some of the snakes to escape. The audience that was watching Knievel’s stunt were terrified and had to run away in order to avoid the snakes. Despite knowing the risks of this stunt, he continued

  • Symbolism In The Tiger In Life Of Pi

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    Animal imagery Can’t image that a young boy lives on the sea with a tiger that weight 450 pounds for 227 days on a 26 feet long lifeboat. In other version of the story, pi seems can be symbolized by Richard Parker. They have so many similarities. The tiger in life of pi symbolizes pi because they both have the desire for survival, pi doesn’t want to face himself in the experience on the sea just like Richard Parker go into the jungle without any looking back, and pi abandons his beliefs which corresponds

  • Cedric Ocean Eder: A Short Story

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    Cedric Ocean Eder had been living in Glace Bay, Port area at the southern part of The New Morram City for as long as he could remember in his 18th-year-old life. He was the only son of Alan Eder, a tough fisherman whose life bound with the tide of the sea life. Numerous times caught by a thunderous storm when he was sailing on the sea and dangling between life and death, his father kept his vivid dream that one day his son, Cedric Ocean, would follow his way of struggling life against the sea. Cedric’s

  • Narrative Essay On A Storm

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    A man and his daughter are stranded on an unknown island after a storm crashed their ship and they meet a monkey and take him home with them. But his wife Ishamiphe and his son Sam don’t know where they are. Me and pop were travelling on a cruise ship to America from Ireland but a disaster happend, there was a storm. The storm struck the ship, and it started to sink. So pop and I jumped off so that we wouldn’t be sucked down with the ship. We started swimming for shore. We were on an island. We

  • Personal Narrative: A Child's Return To Childhood

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    A picture of the tiger burnt bright on to him from the nursery school book, one that we borrowed from a friend whose smart 2 year old had by now mastered it all. We asked him what it was. As he tried to recollect, certain sparks that fired in his internal circuitry traversed a billion nerve endings only to abruptly encounter a ball of dead cells and right there, they vanished into the void in a puff. He wore a lost look on his face for a couple of seconds. But then he quickly tried to hide that

  • 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

  • Life Of Pi 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