Faith And Science.life Of Pi By Yann Martel

1616 WordsDec 13, 20157 Pages
How does one go about surviving two hundred twenty seven days in a lifeboat with an adult Bengal tiger? According to Yann Martel it is through faith and science.Life of Pi by Yann Martel is a novel about an Indian boy named Piscine Molitor Patel and his attempt to survive after being shipwrecked. The story begins with Pi’s childhood, and delves into some important people he meets, as well as some of his life experiences. When Pi is 16, his father, a struggling zookeeper, decides to make a drastic change in order to improve his family’s future by deciding to sell his animals to a zoo in America and then continue on to Canada with his family to start a new life. The family and animals board a Japanese boat named the Tsimtsum but on the way, the ship sinks, causing his mom, dad, brother and most of the animals to drown in the ocean. Pi is tossed overboard the Tsimtsum onto a lifeboat and helps save a tiger named Richard Parker, who becomes his companion and best friend. Throughout their journey, they help each other to survive. After many days of sailing, they reach an island and Pi is filled with joy and relief, hoping they have found a home, but sadly it is a carnivorous island filled with acidic algae and it is unlivable. He and Richard Parker return to the lifeboat and next find themselves in Mexico. Some strangers find Pi and take him to a hospital where he is treated for wounds acquired during his trip. Pi is found by the Oika shipping company, who was responsible for

More about Faith And Science.life Of Pi By Yann Martel

Open Document