Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

1473 WordsMay 4, 20156 Pages
Along life 's journey, there will be misguided, biased or prejudiced people and opinions. You will always have to make due with what you have and solve any problem that comes your way. Life of Pi covers the topics of characters and their emotional growth, the importance of literary devices and themes. The novel is by Yann Martel, published in 2001 and winning The Man Booker Prize in 2002. Life of Pi is about a boy named Pi who is in a shipwreck. Throughout losing everything, Pi survives the Pacific ocean with a male Bengal Tiger. The novel, Life of Pi by Yann Martel deserved The Mann Booker Prize because it highlights the problems mankind faces from its misguided, biased and prejudiced opinions through memorable characters, effective literary devices, and compelling themes. To begin, characters are very important in books. In Life of Pi, Piscine Molitor Patel is the protagonist and narrator. Throughout the novel Pi grows as a human. He is forced to act and do things people would never think of doing in their lives. To begin, Pi is very dependent on his family for protection and guidance. When the ship the Tsimtsum sinks Pi is forced to grow up very fast to take care of himself and later the tiger, Richard Parker. Pi stops believing that Richard Parker is a vicious, man eating beast and starts to act and gove Richard Parker protection and guidance, He does that by feeding, watering, training, cleaning up after the tiger and trusting him. In todays society, people get very

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