PDF or EBOOK (Life of Pi)


  • Paperback
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  • Life of Pi
  • Yann Martel
  • English
  • 23 March 2018
  • 9780770430078

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Life of Pi characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001 The protagonist Piscine Molitor Pi Pat. LITTLE INDIAN BOY GOES ON WEIRD BOAT RIDE WITH MEAN CAT

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Life of Pi characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook El a Tamil boy from Pondicherry explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age He survives. It s not that it was bad it s just that I wish the tiger had eaten him so the story wouldn t existI read half of it and felt really impatient the whole time skipping whole pages and then I realized that I didn t have to keep going which is as spiritual a moment as I could hope to get from this book

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Life of Pi characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Park. Life of Pi was a fairly engaging story in terms of plot and character but what made it such a memorable book for me at least was its thematic concerns Is it a story that will make you believe in God as Pi claims I m not sure I d go that far but I would recommend it to people who enjoy thinking about the nature of reality and the role of faith in our lives To me the entire thrust of the book is the idea that reality is a story and therefore we can choose our own story as the author himself puts it So if life is a story we have two basic choices we can limit ourselves only to what we can know for sure that is to dry yeastless factuality or we can choose the better story I suppose in Pi s world the better story includes God but he doesn t say this is the only meaningful possibility In fact Pi calls atheists his brothers and sisters of a different faith because like Pi atheists go as far as the legs of reason will carry them and then they leap Pi s point in my opinion is that human experience always involves interpretation that our knowledge is necessarily limited that both religious belief and atheism reuire a leap of faith of one kind or another after all there s so little we can know for sure For Pi then we shouldn t limit ourselves only to beliefs that can be proven empirically Instead we should make choices that bring meaning and richness to our lives we should exercise faith and strive for ideals whatever the object of our faith and whatever those ideals might be Or as Pi says in taking a shot at agnosticism To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation In the end however I didn t necessarily read this book as an invitation to believe in God Instead I saw it as a mirror held up to the reader a test to see what kind of worldview the reader holds That is as Pi himself says since it makes no factual difference to you and you can t prove the uestion either way which story do you prefer Which is the better story the story with the animals or the story without the animals Or as I took it Is it my nature to reach for and believe the better but less likely story Or do I tend to believe the likely but less lovely story What view of reality do I generally hold Another eually important uestion is this How did I come by my view of reality Do I view the world primarily through the lens of reason Or do I view it through the lens of emotion For Pi I think it s safe to say his belief comes by way of emotion He has as one reviewer noted a certain skepticism about reason in fact Pi calls it fool s gold for the bright Pi also has what I would call a subtle but real basis for his belief in God namely an intellect confounded yet a trusting sense of presence and ultimate purpose But belief still isn t easy for him Despite his trusting sense of purpose Pi acknowledges that Love is hard to believe ask any lover Life is hard to believe ask any scientist God is hard to believe ask any believer So it s not that a life of faith is easier in Pi s opinion it s that for him belief is ultimately worthwhile This is not to say however that Pi holds a thoroughly postmodern view of God or that he believes as a matter of art rather than in a sincere way True Pi suggests that whether you believe his story had a tiger in it is also a reflection of your ability to believe in something higher And of course it s easy to read Pi s entire story as an attempt to put an acceptable gloss on a horrific experience Still there are a number of clues throughout the book that give the reader at least some reason to believe Pi s story did have a tiger in it for instance the floating banana and the meerkat bonesAs such Pi s two stories could be seen as an acknowledgement that both atheism and belief in God reuire some faith and therefore it s up to each of us to choose the way of life that makes us the happiest He s not necessarily saying that the truth is what you make it he s saying we don t have unadulterated access to the truth our imagination personalities and experiences unavoidably influence the way we interact with the world But that s not the same as saying whatever we imagine is true I think Pi for instance knows which of his stories is true It s not Pi but the reader who is left with uncertainty and who therefore has to throw her hands up and say I don t know or else choose one story or the other And to me this isn t too far off from the predicament we all find ourselves in And that s what makes Life of Pi such a challenge to the reader Pi s first story is fantastic wonderful but hard to believe Yet there s some evidence that it happened just the way he said it did And Pi s second story is brutal terrible but much easier to accept as true Yet it s not entirely plausible either and it leaves no room for the meerkat bones or Pi s trusting sense of presence and ultimate purpose If the reader personally dismisses the tiger story out of hand I suppose that s another way of saying the reader by nature tends to believe the likely but less lovely story In the same way if the reader gets to the story s payoff and still believes there was a tiger in the boat the reader is probably inclined to believe the emotionally satisfying story But it should be born in mind that Pi doesn t definitively state which story was true something which only he can know for sure All we can really be sure of in Pi s universe is that he was stuck on a lifeboat for a while before making it to shore So which story do I believe I struggled with that uestion for a long time But after thinking about it for a couple of days I ll end this review with the final lines from the book Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long at sea as Mr Patel and none in the company of an adult Bengal Tiger


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