The Life of Pi

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The Life of Pi

Yann Matel, author of The Life of Pi states, “That’s what fiction is about, isn’t it, the selective transforming of fiction”. From this we can understand that fiction only becomes fiction when non fictional facts are changed. As illustration, Pi had made up two stories. right here One of the stories reflected a realistic and plausible story that everyone expect. On the other hand, his other story seemed impossible and outrageous. To Pi, stories had multiple purposes. This included: satisfying his needs,teaching morality, and passing the time.

With the story that Pi repeated, he overcame his need for food.In Pi’s life, this is true from the time he entered the life boat.The best example of him being satisfied by storytelling would be when he temporarily went blind because he was hungry and had met a French men at sea. Pi said,“ Once upon time there was a banana and it grew. It grew until it was large, firm, yellow and fragrant. Then it fell to the ground and someone came upon it and ate it afterwards that person felt better”. His physical condition of blindness made repeating his story satisfy his hunger. This concept of saying things to satisfy our needs can be applied in daily life. For example, every time a task is being accomplished and someone says, “I can do it,” it helps our self-confidence and destroys our fear of failure.

Pi learns to survive by making mistakes and learning from them. In childhood fables such as “The Hare and the Tortoise” and "The Lion and The Mouse,” morals are learned. Pi learned lesson from Mamaji but that was not his greatest lesson he learned. The greatest example was when he stumbled upon the island in his travels of the pacific. The island symbolizes the idea of settling for something seemingly good when there is something much better. To receive that greater good, people have to work hard and face their fears. On the surface, it may seem that the island is a good thing. It brought food,...
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