Life Of Pi By Martel

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HISTORY AND ORIGIN In Life of Pi by Martel, Martel uses the faith of Pi to show that initiation, innocence resolutions and chaos are the core keys to having a true journey of a hero. Life of pi is set during Indian history tumultuous period which is referred to as the Emergency. In 1975, Indira Gandhi, prime minister was found charged and found guilty because of her election campaign of 1971 and was forced to resign (Anderson 20). Instead and in reaction to an increased protests and strikes that were making it difficult for a government to run its activities, make Indira to declare a state of emergency, halting temporarily constitutional rights and she gave herself the power and authority to rule by decree. The state of Emergency lasted…show more content…
In the Note of the Author, an Indian man discusses the story of Pi as “a story that will make you believe in God” (Yeung 249) and Life of Pi continue to grapples with questions about faith, as Pi strictly adhere to the three religions in India, he gives a special perspective on Indian spirituality issues “I couldn’t get Him out of my head. Still can’t. I spent three solid days thinking about Him. The more He bothered me, the less I could forget Him. And the more I learned about Him, the less I wanted to leave Him’’ (Wright &Laura 330). The diverse culture of India is shown in author’s choice of Pondicherry as the setting of the novel. “Every effort to understand destroys the object studied in favor of another object of a different nature; this second object requires from us a new effort which destroys it in favor of a third, and so on and so forth until we reach the one lasting presence, the point at which the distinction between meaning and the absence of meaning disappears: the same point from which we began” (Kong 98). India was colonized by British for about two hundred years, and as a result most of India is under the influence of British culture “Colonialism hardly ever exploits the whole of a country. It contents itself with bringing to light the natural resources,

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