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PI

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Transcript of PI

Life
of
Life of Pi: The Musical (Aspect)
-Matt
Liam's Philosophy Corner
Who was Friedrich Nietzche?
Essentially one of the first postmodernists /existentialists
Philosopher
Wrote
Thus Spoke Zarathustra,

Beyond Good and Evil,

Apollonian and Dionysian
.
Stressed the importance of the individual.
Pi Patel:
Similar to Nietzsche’s idea of the
Übermensch
Demonstrates
the
Will to Power
Pi's Stories represent both

Apollonian and Dionysian

views.
Pi doesn’t limit himself to one particular faith, idea or concept.
Interconnectness
Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Ila's Art Show
Colin's Intro to Inter-connective Internet Usage
Origin Story
You
Facebook
Google
Twitter
Yahoo!
YouTube
Wikipedia
Petar's Principality of Pi
HISTORY AND LIFE OF PI:THE SILK ROAD
True Connection
What it Was:
Who Used it?
How Was it Used?
Effects of the Road
Relation to Life of Pi
-Ancient trade routes connecting eastern and western civilizations
-130 BCE (Han Dynasty)- 1453 CE (Boycotted by the Ottoman Empire)
-Went from China through India, Asia Minor, up throughout Mesopotamia, to Egypt, the African continent, Greece, Rome, and Britain
-Persians,
-Romans (Byzantine)
-Bactria (Ancient Afghanistan),
-Sogdian (Ancient Iranian State)
-Islam Arabs
-Etc. ;)

-Created from western desire for silk products
-Spread a variety of Asian and Western goods (Gunpowder, paper, )
- Sparked western silk production

-Spread art, religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, ) philosophy, technology, language, science, architecture, etc.
-Probably helped spread the bubonic plague
-It's closing sparked the age of discovery ("founding" of the new world)
-Life of Pi highlights the interconnectedness of religion and the natural world
-The silk road physically embodied this (globalization)
-Highlighted a common need in all of us (material gain)
-Exemplifies religious awakening
What he liked:
Individualism and the superior individual

What he didn't like:
Religion, Science, Nationalism, Philosophy (ironically),
democracy, etc…
Beyond Good and Evil

-→ People should never become
“Sheeple”
The
Apollonian
&
Dionysian
Connection to Greek mythology
Nietzsche came up with the Apollonian and Dionysian, two all encompassing world views.
Pi’s twin stories represent both the Apollonian and Dionysian sides of Human Nature.
The Übermensch

“Superman”
The Goal for Humanity
Pi is a Übermensch
Übermensch

The Superior Individual
The Goal for Humanity
Pi is an Ubermensch
The Connection:
Pi is the “Superior Individual” that holds the novel together.
Nietzsche would agree
Individualism, Worldliness and Interconnectedness
Zarathustra's Legacy
Zarathustra's Story
Similar to Nietzsche
Eerily similar to Pi
S
Six
Six Degrees of Separation - Deb Magelssen
Acrylic and watercolor
Do So in Prayer - Samantha Rochard
Acrylic on canvas board
Encounter - M.C. Escher
Lithograph
Music History (Brief)
Began in Churches with chants (Gregorian Chant)
Became more complex over the centuries
Periods such as Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary
While music changed drastically, the fundamentals stayed the same
Music Throughout the World
Music Brings the world together
Despite the vastness, all genres of music still break down into the same basic components
Drum beat, bass line, melody line
Intro, Verse, Chorus, outro
Connection to the species on Earth
Briefly
Music and Storytelling
Original song vs. a cover song
EX the various national anthems our school plays
Which story the audience likes better is open to the listener, which one they find more enjoyable
The two stories Pi tells the Japanese investigators, asks them which one they enjoy more
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Only with the Internet
The End
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