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Life Of Pi
Transcript of Life Of Pi
by Yann Martel
Pi (Piscine Patel)
Studies Religions and Zoology
India - Pondicherry
Tsimtsum (cargo ship)
Ocean - In a boat
Learned a lot of things about religions and animals
Brave enough to stand up to a tiger
"...I pushed aside all thoughts of Richard Parker and fearlessly went exploring for fresh water." (pg.135)
Definition of Hero:
Don't have a weak stomach
Like to read survival stories
Interested in religions and animals
Good with vocabulary
or has a dictionary
What is your definition of a hero? Which character in your story BEST fits your definition and why?
Most of the story is a flashback
Book starts out in the present.
The rest of the story is a bunch of flashbacks that includes Pi when he was a child, until the interview that he has after he gets back to land.
The Traveling Song
Pi is in the middle of the ocean with a tiger and he has to try to survive
Hero: Pi (Piscine Molitor Patel)
"Academic study and the steady, mindful practice of religion slowly brought me back to life" (pg.3)
Science V.S. Religion
~Pi has two forces in his life, religion and science
Smart because he knows a lot about animals and their psychology; one factor that saved him.
"Richard Parker never stared back... not good zoo keeping...psychological bullying."(pg.211)
Persistent enough to train a tiger (5 attempts)
" My fifth shield lasted me the rest of his training."(pg.207)
"It started pulling out coils of
After devouring half the liver, it started tugging on the whitish, balloon-like stomach bag...and blood being slippery--the hyena started to slide into its victim" (pg.125)
"This story has a happy ending."(pg.93)