Life of Pi Novel Proposal
Theme- The Nature of Suffering
Point 1- Pi can't imagine a God who suffers
Quotation- “This son, on the other hand, who goes hungry, who suffers from thirst, who gets tired, who is sad, who is anxious, who is heckled and harassed” ( 91 )
Point 2 - Pi stops when he's working out the immediate detail of survival. Quotation - “I was either fixed on practical details of immediate survival or transfixed by pain, weeping silently, my mouth open and my hands at my head.” (169)
Point 3- The worst night of his life
Quotation- “It is pointless to say that this or that night was the worst of my life. I have so many bad nights to choose from that I've made none the champion. Still, that second night at sea stands in my memory as one of exceptional suffering” ( 188 )
Point 1- Suffering grief becomes carnivorous
Quotation- “They were dead; I could no longer deny it. What a thing to acknowledge in your heart! To lose a brother is to lose someone with whom you can share the experience of growing old, who is supposed to bring you a sister-in-law and nieces and nephews, creatures to people the tree of your life and give it new branches.” ( 194 )
Point 2 - Orange Juice's suffering to proportions
Quotation- “She was beheaded. The neck wound was still bleeding. It was a horrible sight to the eyes and killing to the spirit.” ( 201 )
Point 3- Realizes his suffering is taking place in the middle of an ocean Quotation- “I saw my suffering for what it was, finite and insignificant, and I was still. My suffering did not fit anywhere, I realized. And I could accept this” (269)
Point 1- No escape for poor Pi.
Quotation- “Salt-water boils – red, angry, disfiguring – were a leprosy of the high seas, transmitted by the water that soaked me” ( 389 )
Point 2- Pi's suffering drives him
Quotation- “I ate some of his...