Essays Tagged: "Life of Pi"

The Life of A Pi by Yann Martel

Elements of FearsIn Yann Martel's novel "Life of Pi", Pi seems to be shocked and terrified by many fear factors such as the sinking of his sh ... d him to attack and kill hyena which was their worries fortunately, the presence of hyena saves his life, because sailors would have thrown him into a life boat on the ship and would have therefore dr ...

(2 pages) 83 1 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Life of Pi Thesis

In the novel Life of Pi, Yann Martel uses indirect characterization to portray how the harshest elements can brin ... accomplished in the readers' mind without strong imagery as well. The relentless sun cast over the lifeboat along with the deep blue unforgiving sea is able to help the reader envision the intense we ... of his voyage through the ocean, for it was the only thing he had known to be afraid of. His entire life had been serene, only being warned of the dangerousness of animals while tending the zoo. These ...

(3 pages) 79 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi by Yann Martel is an adventure book. It is about Pi Patel, a very religious boy, who gets ... on his way to Canada from India when his ship starts filling with water. He is stuck all alone on a lifeboat with four animals: a zebra, hyena, orangutan, and a 450-pound tiger. Pi struggles to unders ... k starts in Pondicherry, India. This is Pi's homeland and where he was born. He has a very ordinary life, and his father is a zookeeper. Pi also likes to work in the zoo. Then, when his family finds a ...

(2 pages) 78 1 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Appearance vs. Reality - Was Piscine (Pi) Patel's journey across the Pacific just another story, or was it the truth?

y experience a tragic event; for example, the loss of a friend, loved one, etc. Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi tells the story of Piscine (Pi) Patel, an Indian boy named after a pool in France, who se ... on of zoo animals. As soon their boat reached the open Pacific, it sank. Pi managed to get aboard a lifeboat where he was stranded for 227 days, with a wounded zebra, and orangutan, a hyena, and a 450 ...

(5 pages) 65 0 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

A Love for God - "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel

ing to his own inclinations, and not to be constrained by force."Flavius Josephus (37 AD - 100 AD), LifeIt's only a religion to some people. To other people, it is the only salvation they have. It is ... the only salvation they have. It is their refuge against the horrors that they've had to endure in life. It is peace and grace and solace in a world full of indignity, sorrow and loss. In Yann Martel ...

(3 pages) 82 1 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison Essay, Life of Pi and Larry's Party, Gr.12

Life consists of choices. Life itself is a choice. People make numerous choices a day: whether or no ... y difficult to decide what course of action to take. Sometimes a specific decision can change one's life forever. This is apparent in both novels "Life of Pi" and "Larry's Party". Beginning with the t ... h, people have to make choices everyday on how to achieve the goals in their lives. One can imagine life as an endless road with millions of other roads branching off in many directions. The only prob ...

(7 pages) 33 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Life of Pi essay - yann martel

er to continue listening to their beliefs, or to push it aside for the time being. In Yann Martel's Life of Pi , Pi Patel, the narrator, does confront his moral belief in order to survive through the ... the existence for his love in god shall still rest in his heart or as Pi would say: be lost "along life's way"(p.51). Although it was hard for Pi to go on against his moral beliefs, it was the charac ...

(4 pages) 90 0 4.1 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay deals with the concept of 'reinventions' and its relevance in texts such as 'Life of Pi' by Yann Martel and 'Lord of the Flies' by Golding.

reinvention, and a reinvention of self and their relation to a number of selected texts, including Life of Pi by Yann Martel.A very common form of 'reinvention' is reinvention of beliefs, values and ... d because a reinvention of values or beliefs ultimately affect ones perspectives and vice versa. In Life of Pi, Pi undergoes a number of changes in relation to his beliefs and perspectives. Pi states ...

(14 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Elements which make "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel a good book.

"Life of Pi" is a great book, which has many interesting elements. Some of these elements include rel ... d in this book, is through Pi. Pi sees religion as a light, which can guide and help you succeed in life. This is evident through Pi's comments, "Religion will save us," (29) and "Religion is light, " ... n be learned and many common stereotypes are revealed as falsehoods.The second element which makes "Life of Pi" a good book is animals. In this novel, animals continuously interact with the human char ...

(2 pages) 41 0 4.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Choices in "Life Of Pi" by Yann Martel.

If "Life of Pi" doesn't, as the Mr. Adirubasamy says, "make you believe in God,(VIII)" it will certainly ... story,(352)" readers are presented with many options. We can imagine Pi's journey as a metaphor for life, and choosing forces us to think of a deeper meaning to each story. Choosing one story as the b ... st or which University to attend; they are all important and tell us something about ourselves. In "Life of Pi", the two stories, when told together can be related to so many things in our own worlds. ...

(3 pages) 53 0 4.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative Commentary: extracts from "The Life of Mammals" by David Attenborough and "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel

The two texts being compared are texts about tigers. Text A is an extract from The Life of Mammals by David Attenborough, Text B is from Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The texts discuss t ... e. Then the author starts telling about lions. In text B, the question of tigers is literally about life and death. The tiger is the main focus. Completely the opposite is the view conveyed by text A; ... eyed by text A; the author could just as well be saying, "tigers are becoming extinct, but so what, life goes on". The existence of tigers is in no ways discussed or nobody cares that they are becomin ...

(4 pages) 17 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"It is circumstance that enables us to reinvent ourselves and the world around us" Discuss in relation to 'Life of Pi' and three related texts of your choice.

ith comparison that the human mind is able to identify and adapt. This message is portrayed through Life of Pi (Yann Martel), Images of Madonna, Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk), and Hermann Junger's desi ... uck Palahniuk), and Hermann Junger's designs (jewellery). These composers depict their portrayal of life and the world and it is clear that these concepts are a result of circumstance.Pi reinvents his ...

(6 pages) 28 0 4.6 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Life Of Pi essay

r source of faith, knowing that someday, we will all strive for our own happy endings. In the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel Pi is a character stranded at sea with no way out. Throughout the journey ... would remain, a shining point of light in my heart" (209). He is expressing the fact that when his life was in jeopardy and there was no light at the end of the tunnel, God would always remain strong ...

(4 pages) 45 1 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Analysis of amy lowells poem a

Analysis of Amy Lowell's Poem "A Decade" In "A Decade," a poem by Amy Lowell, the reader is shown how a lover ... predictability and love. In this poem Lowell uses imagery and similes to elaborate on the feelings of the speaker towards his/her lover. In the beginning of the relationship the speaker is infatuated ... hip the speaker is infatuated with the lover, and Lowell expresses this infatuation through the use of a simile in line one when comparing the lover to "red wine and honey". As the relationship goes o ...

(2 pages) 2306 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A Comparative Study of Texts Exploring the concept of "Reinventions", including Yann Martel's "Life of Pi"

shape to my understanding of the abstract concept. The hidden ingenuity behind Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi, Sandro Del-Prete's drawing Cosmic Wheels and W.T. Anderson's cover page of Reality Isn't ... einvented masks which form one's identity.As post-modernism challenges us in new interpretations on life, reinventions also expose us to new ways of thinking. Reinventions can subvert accepted beliefs ...

(7 pages) 17 0 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Life of Pi by yann martel - interpretations of the book

Life of Pi by Yann Martel, is definitely a unique book that crosses the boundaries in many areas. It ... al and figurative have many different interpretations. The book can be interpreted literally as the life of Pi, and his experiences. These experiences that Pi face are highly questioned in their possi ... iences. These experiences that Pi face are highly questioned in their possibility to happen to real life people, but can still be interpreted literally as a fiction novel. Going into the field of inte ...

(1 pages) 1621 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In Life of Pi, how does the relationship between Richard Parker and Pi change as the story progresses? What is its significance?

f my torment, awful, fierce thing that kept me alive, moved forward and disappeared forever from my life." In the world today where civilization exists, the idea of an innocent sixteen-year-old boy su ... relationship will serve as an important role throughout the story in literary aspects. In the novel Life of Pi written by Canadian author Yann Martel, a relationship develops between a Bengal tiger an ...

(4 pages) 20 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Speech - The Meaning of Life

leased to talk with you about a topic that is near and dear in everyone's existence: The Meaning of Life.Is human life just a dream, from which we never really awake, as some great thinkers claim? Are ... lings? Is the reality we know a reality imposed to us by nature? Are the reality and the meaning of life a creation of men, such as music, or love or colors?When I consider the short duration of my li ...

(2 pages) 35 1 4.3 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Aesthetic Theory in Life of Pi by Yann Martel

ture the theory of Aesthetics is shown through metaphor, imagery and poetic language. In the novel, Life of Pi - the qualities of aesthetics are shown constantly and predominantly in Pi's incredible j ... t builds the style and character of the writing. The tool of imagery is often used in Yann Martel's Life of Pi.Martel describes many things in great detail. The main character Pi sees interesting and ...

(6 pages) 29 1 5.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Life of Pi by Yann Martel Examining Pi's Savagery in Life of Pi

iAll humans are born with instincts; it is during the most desperate times in life when these instincts take control of an individual. In the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel, the ... t his instinctive mind and serve as an escape from the horrific level of savagery he sank to on the lifeboat. Pi, however, did begin to accept his situation and realize that his instinctive mind would ... t Pi began acting on his instincts at this point where he felt very lonely and vulnerable while his life was in danger. Pi's instincts provided him with food in the form of fish, turtles, and sharks, ...

(5 pages) 43 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors