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Yann Martel

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 and His Life of Pi

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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Life of Pi by Yann Martel Examining Pi's Savagery in Life of Pi

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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Analysis of Hollow at the Core - Deconstructing Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

Analysis of “Hollow at the core”: Deconstructing Yann Martel’s Life of Pi The author Florence Stratton’s main purpose of this analysis is to deconstruct Yann Martel's Life of Pi. She argues various points attempting to dissect and make reason of Martel's choices in the novel. Stratton also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the novel's claims. Stratton’s major claim is that Martel's treatment of religion in the novel is not persuasive in making all its readers believe in God. It...

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Life of Pi Talk Show

________________________________________ Life of Pi Talk show host, Mr Patel, Yann Martel, member from the audience host: (face the audience) Welcome to today's show where here we have the novel Life of Pi (point to the novel on desk) and the author and protagonist, Mr. Yann Martel and Mr. Pi Patel (gesture towards the author and Pi), where we are going to discuss the perils and comedy of being stranded at sea. (face the author) Hello Mr. Martel, So you are currently living in Costa Rica or was it France? Was...

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"Life of Pi" Analysis

Storytelling What is the importance of storytelling? What are stories for? In the novel Life of Pi, Yann Martel considers these questions as he writes about a boy who survived in a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger. Martel elaborates on the theme of storytelling as a coping mechanism. “That’s what fiction is about, isn’t it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out its essence?” Martel writes this within the first few pages of the Life of Pi, and this idea is carried throughout...

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Life of Pi Essay

Trevor Smith Ms. Favro ENG4U-01 April 13th, 2013 Life of Pi: Quest or Enlightenment Over the course of this unit, I have read the so called “life changing” novel “The Life of Pi” by Yann Martel. This work of art happens to be a national best seller and has collected many literature awards. Piscine Molitor Patel, the young Indian protagonist is faced with a traumatic set of events which developed into a marvelous story of a castaway’s voyage, in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. This essay will...

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Alice & Wonderland, Theme of Bizarre

world that seems real. Lewis Carrol uses the form of a fairy tale to describe Alice’s adventure down the rabbit hole, Tim Burton focuses on visual techniques to emphasise the extraordinary or supernatural nature of the Alice in Wonderland story. Yann Martel presents a novel in the form of a memoir to recount the adventurous, Life of Pi. All three creators highlight the theme of weird in three ways. First, by its form, for example a fairy tale or memoir. Second, highlighting the bizarre through language...

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Life of Pi Essay

Discuss the importance of believability in this novel. In Yann Martel’s surreal novel, ‘Life of Pi’, views the measure of how an individual uses their intrinsic knowledge to face up to life’s riveting challenges. Martel portrays the protagonist, Pi Patel, as an individual who explores his own intrinsic identity through imagination, religion & faith as well as the fundamental difference between fact and fiction. Throughout the text, Martel, attempts to question the readers understanding of believability...

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Life of Pi Adversity on Identity (Introduction)

find themselves unable to cope with adversity and ultimately breakdown and lose their ability to carry on. Yann Martel explores, in his fantasy adventure novel, Life of Pi, a young boy’s reaction to the hardships of adversity. Piscine Patel, an adventurous tenacious young boy experiences the struggle of surviving at sea, and the calamity of coping with tragic events in his life. Yann Martel develops the idea that adversity can transform an individual’s identity and play a significant role in one’s...

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