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    Yann Martel (born June 25‚ 1963) is a Canadian author best known for the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi.[4] Although his first language is French‚ Yann Martel writes in English  Martel was born in Salamanca‚ Spain. The son of Nicole Perron and Emile Martel.As an adult‚ Martel has spent time in Iran‚ Turkey and India. After studying philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough‚ Ontario‚ Martel spent 13 months in India visiting mosques‚ churches‚ temples and zoos‚ and spent two years

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    YANN MARTEL: LIFE OF PI A Research Paper Submitted to the School of Information Technology MAPÚA – IT CENTER Makati City In Partial Fulfillment of the Course Requirements in INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY HUM14 Submitted by: Carl Diane R. Namuag Submitted to: Dr. Reynaldo A. Padilla JUNE 2013 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my gratitude to the people who have helped me and supported me throughout this research

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    In Life of Pi‚ by Yann Martel‚ A young indian boy is stuck on a small lifeboat with a 450-pound bengal tiger. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean along with one of the top hunters in the animal kingdom‚ fear often lingers in Pi’s mind. Pi reflects how fear affects the mind and body. He says‚ “Fear which is but an impression‚ has triumphed over you. The matter is difficult to put into words. For fear‚ real fear‚ such as shakes you to your foundation‚ such as you feel when you are brought face to face

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    In Yann Martel’s Life of Pi‚ Piscine Molitor Patel illustrates the suffering of a survivor following a major traumatic event. After a cargo ship carrying a full zoo and all of Pi’s family sinks‚ Pi is left with a few animals and his thoughts to keep him company. While at sea‚ his supplies dwindle and he has to resort to extreme measures. These measures come into full effect when Pi’s boat leads him to another survivor. The characters of Pi and the other survivor‚ a French man‚ portray how the need

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    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 protagonist‚ Pi‚ goes through a situation that evoked his instincts to take control of himself. Pi spent 227 days as a castaway on a boat drifting in the Pacific Ocean. During this time he dealt with intense hunger and thirst and was very desperate. In the second story that Pi tells‚ each of the animals from the first story

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    Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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    Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi is the story of Piscine Molitor Patel‚ also known as Pi‚ who at the age of sixteen survived for 227 days on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean. The boat consisted of a hyena‚ an orang-utan‚ a zebra‚ and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker; later on the true story is revealed which is without any animals. Early in the novel the reader is told that this story will convince one to believe in God‚ each of the two different versions are a metaphor to understanding

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    Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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    A practical application of the lessons in Life of Pi by Yann Martel At least twice in Life of Pi‚ Pi Patel faces difficult circumstances and is able to emerge unscathed by dint of a type of storytelling. In the first instance‚ Piscine Molitor Patel is being teased at school because his first name sounds like the word “pissing”. He takes matters into his own hands and‚ at his new school‚ introduces himself assertively and memorably at the beginning of each new class as “Pi”. He effectively restructures

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    Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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    minor and some major. Books can help us discover ourselves as well by placing us in a sea of ‘what- if’s. Such as‚ what if you were stranded in the middle of the ocean and you had to put aside your morals in order to survive? In The
 Life Of Pi‚ by Yann Martel‚ Pi endures this situation as result of conflicting factors that he and his family are forced to face. Many pieces of literature like Life of Pi involve a character that is stuck between cultures or conflicting factors. Pi is a young man who

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    pessimist can have the exact same day and have completely different opinions on how it went. If approached with optimism‚ events in life become more manageable. The themes of staying positive and being thankful even in the worst of times are shown in Yann Martel’s novel‚ The Life of Pi‚ by Piscine’s perseverance when facing unexpected events. These themes are demonstrated by the use of vivid imagery‚ metaphors‚ and in intense moments of action. Pi’s full name‚ Piscine Molitor Patel‚ is the cause of

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    “It’s a question of brain over brawn‚” (Martel 26) or rather in Martel’s story it is a question of purpose over sheer nonsense. Organization is the main stage in all decent or better books. The author can use organization to their advantage but it can also cause a disadvantage. In‚ The Life of Pi‚ by Yann Martel the main character‚ 16 year old Pi Patel is an abnormal teen with even more abnormal daily activities. Pi’s life is constantly changing in his though his practice in Christianity‚ Hinduism

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