1. “ Bapu Gandhi said “All religions are true” I just want to love God” Theme: understanding religion
The quote is stating that all religions have a similar structure of having a supreme being which followers worships.
2. ‘The reason a lion will tear you to pieces is not because it is hungry… but because you invaded its territory.” Theme: truth
The quote is stating that once you have enter a predators territory it will begin to feel threatened an natural reaction is to defend its self by attacking the invader.
3. “I asked for another story, one that I might find more satisfying. Surely this religion had more than one religion in its bag- religions abound with story.” Theme: wondering about Jesus
This was the part of the story that pi a boy of Hindu religion learned about Christianity and liked its practices.
4.” I was alone and orphaned, in the middle of the Pacific, hanging onto an oar, an adult tiger in front of me, sharks beneath me, a storm raging about me… I held onto the oar, I just held on. God only knows why,” Theme: A test of endurance
AS if losing his family wasn’t enough PI is trapped on a boat with a Bengal tiger which he tries to escape from by jumping into the water but he soon realizes that the water is full of sharks so he hangs on to an oar at the front at the boat which allows him to stay alive. 5.”Relgion will save us.” “Religion?” “I don’t believe in religion. Religion is darkness” “there are no grounds for going beyond the scientific explanation of reality Theme: have faith
Pi believes that religion is a part of life that all people should follow and to not follow it is to believe only in doubt and darkness 6. “Tigers exist, lifeboats exist, ocean exist. Because the three have never come together in your narrow, limited experience, you refuse to believe that they might. Yet the plain fact is that the Tsimtsum brought them together and then sank Theme: Plausible or impossible
Pi tells the story with the Bengal tiger Richard...
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