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Life of Pi

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Transcript of Life of Pi

Pi is stranded on a life boat with a hyena,zebra orangutang and a Bengal tiger. Throughout chapter 48 to 58, Pi encounters many conflicts. Pi first introduces the audience on how Richard Parker got his name. Then Pi found the emergency food located at the bow of the boat. Pi takes all the supplies and he creates a list. The hyena is killed by Richard Parker shortly after. Pi realize that he needs to be away from Richard Parker because he will kill him. The original plan for Pi is to starve Richard Parker.Later on he realizes that the plan is flawed. Pi decides that he will tame Richard Parker. In chapter 58, Pi looks at his survival manual and he grasped the fact that he can not keep hoping for a ship to rescue him
Building the raft
Life of Pi

Theme Development
Plot Summary
The will to survive
By: Edwin, Chris Chan, Owen, Henry,
Setting
Literacy Significance
Character Development
Throughout chapters 48-58, Pi knows that death will be
inevitable if he goes on the boat. Pi tries to devise a plan
to kill Richard Parker but he soon finds that killing Richard Parker doesn't become an option.
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Pi then realizes that in order to survive,he must learn to live with richard parker.
richard parker was singed all
along
" You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better" (Martel 149)
Second Quote
-" Yes, so as long as God is with me, I will not die, Amen. " (Martel 164)
Third quote
This is quote is significant because it is saying that fear is the only thing in life that holds you back from doing things. Fear is natural and is something that you can never get rid of. Fear destroys you from the inside therefore only fear is able to defeat life.
" I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life." (Martel 178)
This ironic because Pi is hopeless and he is saying how he is all fine

Pi's belief in god gives him the strength to survive.
From start to finish, Pi prays regularly and his spiritual connection to God deepens.
Brainstorming ideas to kill Richard Parker

This quote is significant because it shows that Pi's faith
is helping him survive. Pi's mind is kept busy and his
morale is not falling.
Tame Richard Parker and keep him alive.Pi knows that he needs Richard Parker
Faith
Refusing to die
Praying
Pi's uses his base knowledge of
animals to help him survive.
Pi's relationship towards Richard Parker increases because Pi is not as scared as he was in the beginning. Pi accepts death
Pi's connection to God increases because
he knows that without the miracles provided
by God, he would be dead.
Throughout these chapters,Pi becomes more and more like Richard Parker, he must give up his vegetarian vows to survive.
The setting for chapter 48 - 58 takes place in 1977, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean where Pi is stranded with a Bengal tiger on a lifeboat and a raft made out of oars and life jackets.


The significance of the setting is that it creates most of the interactions and conflict within the story. If the circumstances were otherwise, Pi wouldn't have learned anything because he would try to run and hide but when you're in the middle of the ocean, there's no where to run.
Thanks for Listening
Lifeboat:
"It was three and a half feet deep, eight feet wide and twenty-six feet long" "The aluminum hull was studded with rivets and painted white" "The side benches ran the whole length of the boat, merging the bow and stern to form end benches that were roughly triangular" "The floor, consisting narrow planks of treated wood, was flat." (Martel 152)
Only fear can defeat life.(Martel 178)
Pi devised 6 Plans
to kill Richard
Parker.
Pi never gave up on God even through he rough times
Pi tells the audience that Richard Parker got his name from hunter. Pi is exhausted and he searches the boat for emergency food. Pi then finds the food in the bow of the boat. There is enough food and water to last months.Pi then takes all the supplies and creates a list. Then the hyena was killed by Richard Parker. Pi realizes that Richard Parker's passivity is because he was seasick or is was sedated by his father.Pi thinks how he can deal with Richard Parker. He chooses plan 6 which was to starve Richard Parker. Later on, Pi realizes that the plan is flawed because Richard Parker will just eat Pi if he is hungry.The final decision was to tame him.In the end of chapter 58, Pi grasps the fact that he can not keep waiting for a boat to save him.
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