Fear In Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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In the Life of Pi, Pi goes through many fears from the shipwreck; the fear of death, the fear of dangers, and the fear of confessions; he cries, he screams, and he disappoints. When he face to so many challenge and the ordeal he doses not turn down by his fears, he overcomes it. Pi says, “Only fear can defeat life” (Martel 161). Fear lives in people’s mind. Fear conceal in any surrounding place, it is like a double-edged sword, it can hurt life, it also can save the life. Just like Pi, no matter in what kind of rigorous situations, he must prepare to fight it, depends on his knowledge, his faith, his brave, and his hope and finally to survive. During Pi’s childhood, he learns much knowledge about the animals, these knowledge help him to …show more content…

Pi is a vegetarian, when they are in the ship, his mother argues with the French cook because the soup is not meatless. After the ship sink, the foods are consuming, Pi has to hunt the fish to keeps himself alive. He is afraid of killing because it is contrary to the doctrine. Several times he is hesitant to break fish’s neck, and he hides the fish’s head with the blanket. When he takes this fish’s life he is cry and feels guilty. He says, “ Lord, to think that I’m a strict vegetarian. To think that when I was a child I always shuddered when I snapped open a banana because it sounded to me like the breaking of an animal’s neck.I descended to a level of savagery I never imagined possible” (Martel 197). With time flying and experience increasing, Pi becomes a better hunter. His hunting action is more skillful, and he enjoys his meat. “ Turtles —which previously I had roughly opened up with the knife and tossed onto the floor of the boat for Richard Parker, like a bowl of hot soup—became my favorite dish” (Martel 212). He bravely fight the fear which come from the scarfing of him Hindu religion. he gets survival and keeps

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