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Yann Martel

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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Fear Of Fear In Life Of Pi, By Yann Martel

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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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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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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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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anthropomorphism

adventure/animal story for younger readers, it is filled with some of the most provoking adult themes; the quest spirituality, truth, the meaning of life, and many others. In some ways, through the use of anthropomorphism in “The Life of Pi” by Yann Martel, recognizing the tendency across age groups to anthropomorphize, accepts this and even encourages readers to engage in projecting human traits on the animals. Throughout the history of storytelling—from the oral traditions of primitive peoples...

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Hope Bygretchen Olson

Key Facts Key Quotes Discussion Questions Take The Quiz Further Reading Flashcards Introduction Yann Martel was born in Salamanca, Spain, on June 25, 1963. His parents, both Canadian, served in the Canadian Foreign Services; consequently, the family traveled widely during Martel’s childhood. He studied philosophy at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, graduating in 1985. Martel worked a number of odd jobs to support himself while writing fiction. His first book, a collection of short...

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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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