Life of Pi - Fears Essay

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Fear is one of human's emotions that sometimes prevent humans to be successful. The other acceptable definitions for fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the nearness danger or expectation of pain. The main character in the novel that called Life of Pi written by Yann Martel is Pi who challenges with many issues in his journey from India to Canada. One of the issues is living alone on the lifeboat in the middle of ocean with a Bengal tiger for while. One can learn to deal with fear as Pi deals with the tiger that called Richard Parker. Pi faces his fears, takes practical steps, persevere, and acknowledge his fears. The most dangerous fear that Pi deals with is Richard Parker who has no mercy on his victims. Pi knows that he should…show more content…
The blackness would stir and eventually go away, and God would remain, a shining point of high in your heart. I would go on loving" (Martel, 232). He knows that humans are the greatest creatures made by God. As a result they can do whatever they want to, no matter how hard that action is. Pi controls Richard Parker with blowing in the whistle. One can learn clearly from Pi that it does not have to be complete loss or lack of hope. Faith transfers hope into Pi's heart. It's like giving water to thirsty grass, or charging a battery that is out of charge. He keeps faith, however, he doesn't know much about his religion. He explains, " I practiced religious ritual that I adapted to the circumstances solitary Masses without priests or consecrated on communion hosts, darshans without murtis and pujas with turtle meat for prasad, acts of devotion to Allah not knowing where Mecca was and getting my Arabic wrong" (Martel, 231). New activities lighten the monotony of Pi's daily life, though they are quickly absorbed into routine. Each "first" in the lifeboat or on the raft is treated in the account with detail and great passion. However, inevitably those firsts quickly meld into a monotonous series of repetitions that dull the senses. The first time Pi kills a fish, we are held in thrall as he hesitates and frets over the act. But, as soon as it is over, it is as though a spell has broken: Pi is now free to kill as many fish as he can, any way he can, without any sort of

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