You will prepare and submit a term paper on Analysis of The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Your paper should be a minimum of 1500 words in length. In the first chapter, the birth and family life of Piscine Molitor Patel is explained. The change of his name from Piscine to Pi is mentioned along with reasons. In the second chapter of the novel author described Pi’s life (Martel 6). The chapter’s from 3-7 included the beliefs Pi had and his growth from a child to a teenager. In the eighth chapter, Pi’s father feeds a goat to a tiger in the zoo in order to explain Pi about the wild nature of animals. The remaining chapters explain about Pi’s understanding of animals and financial issues Pi’s father was facing during their stay in India.
In this section, Pi’s father induced fear in Pi against wild animals. He mentioned that wild animals could not be trusted. However, Pi believed that animals could understand people and he gained affection towards a tiger. This shows an unspoken friendship and bonding of Pi towards animals.
Pi believed in Hindu religion from the beginning because of his natural spirituality. Later Pi was convinced by the life of Christ and decided to follow Christianity. Pi was also convinced by the second Mr. Kumar to follow Islamic religion because he liked the concept that Islam is for beloved. In the chapters, 19-26, doubts raised in the mind of Pi regarding the wild behavior of animals. However, Pi was convinced by the priests of Church regarding the behavior of animals and Pi accepted Christianity. Later he thanked his Lord Krishna because he was able to accept Christianity.
Most of the chapters including 18-26 included the behavior of animals that questioned Pi’s faith. .In chapter 33, 34 and 35. Pi and his family members started their journey to Canada. They took all the zoo animals with them to start a new life. The journey was going smooth but in the middle of the ocean, Pi realized their ship was struck by a storm. Pi wanted to take help of crew members in order to save his family and animals but he was thrown with a lifeboat in the sea so that the crew members could get rid of the animals. .