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Life of Pi and Cast Away

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on 23 January 2013

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Transcript of Life of Pi and Cast Away

HOPE Life of PI Cast Away Written by: Yann Martel Written by: William Broyles Jr. Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Life of Pi 14 year old boy named Piscine Patel (Pi)
Lives in Pondicherry, India on a zoo
Father decides to sell zoo and move to Canada.
Ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific.
Pi is stranded on a life boat with a large Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
Builds a raft that trails behind lifeboat.
Find survival kit with fresh water.
Learns to fish and provide for himself.
Must tame Richard Parker in order to live on the life boat.
Survives for 227 days until he drifts into the coast of Mexico.
Rescued and finds out that his family was all killed on the boat. Cast Away Middle aged FedEx executive, Chuck Noland.
On the way to a business trip, his plane crashes and he is stuck on a raft in the middle of the ocean.
Eventually drifts onto an island.
Has to teach himself basic survival skills in order to live. (Building fire and fishing)
Talks to a volley ball to keep him company.
After four years he escapes the island and is rescued by a passing ship.
Returns home to find out that his fiancé Kelly has a new husband and family. Pi fights for his life after his ship sinks and hold onto an oar sticking out of the lifeboat all night.

Chuck hangs onto his raft all night through a horrific storm. Both Pi and Chuck are not thinking of their future when tragedy strikes but instead they concentrating on just surviving till the next day and hoping that they will not die. Initial hope to survive Hope of reuniting with families Pi day dreams of being with his family and hopes they will be all rescued and be together again one day. Chuck keeps the pocket watch that Kelly gave him and looks at it every night. The thought of seeing Kelly again saves his life. Hope for a bright future After both characters realize they have lost their families, the hope of a better future helps them move on and start a new life. Pi goes to university and graduates with two degrees. Chuck lets go of Kelly and is excited to start his new life. Conclusion The novel Life of Pi and the film Cast Away both demonstrate the true strengths of hope and how it can help you through the toughest of times. The two characters, Piscine Patel and Chuck Noland, are very similar in the fact that they used their hope to help them survive and their courage to move on.
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