Life Of Pi Textual Analysis

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While reading Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, the interactive orals helped me understand both the major and minor points in the book. Everyone thinks differently, so getting new perspectives helped me think more critically about certain situations. One question I asked was “What (excluding Richard Parker) is keeping his will to live this strong? Why doesn’t he just give up?” At this point in the book, Pi had lost everything that seemed worth living for; his family had sunk to the bottom of the ocean, the zoo along with them, and he did not leave any friends behind in India. The response I received was that his faith gave him hope. He valued himself as he believed God did, and did not want to throw away the life he’d been given. However, as the

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