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Life Of Pi And Life Of Pi

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A boy lost at sea and a man captured by pirates, who knew they could be so similar? Both of these characters experience hardships, that they have to overcome. Pi is a boy from The Life of Pi who got stranded in the middle of the ocean and Phillip Ashton is a man who was captured by pirates in 1722 but escapes and waits in the Caribbean until he is saved. In the novel Life of Pi, the main character Pi is similar to the castaway Philip Ashton because they both survive tragic incidents, lose their families, and have to face serious fears every day.
In the novel Life of Pi, the main character Pi is similar to the castaway Philip Ashton because they both had to learn how to survive on their own to get through their tragic incidents. Pi wanted to give up trying to live. He was too sad and too tired to feel like he could go on. “I was giving up. I would have given up - if a voice hadn't made itself heard in my heart. The voice said "I will not die. I refuse it. I will make it through this nightmare. I will beat the odds, as great as they are. I have survived so far, miraculously. Now I will turn miracle into routine. The amazing will be seen every day. I will put in all the hard work necessary. Yes, so long as God is with me, I will not die. Amen.” (Marte, 2001, p. 80). As Pi prays he realizes he has to fight for his life. He prays to the several gods that he worships, and he knows that if he has the power of god with him, he can live. Pi realizes he should thank Richard Parker
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