The Symbolism In Richard Parker's Life Of Pi

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In the book Life of Pi there is many symbolic gestures. A symbol that clearly represents the book Life of Pi is a tiger. The tiger is like Pi in many ways and he learn necessary skills.
First of all, the tiger is a totem that connected to this book because Richard Parker (the tiger) teaches Pi many aspects of life. “It was a dazzling display of might and speed. Actually, it was not so much the speed that was impressive as the pure animal confidence, the total absorption in the movement.”(182). Through Richard Parker’s pure fundamental nature, he plays along with nature for the necessities to survive. Although eating animals were against Pi’s sundry religions, he takes after Richard and starts doing what he needs to do to survive and

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