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Neuman Malik
Ms. Vritsios
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Life of Pi by Yann Martel are great novels which share common themes. The main characters of the novels are Gatsby and Pi, they share common goals. Gatsby and Pi go through isolation and put out love with hope to achieve the American dream. Gatsby and Pi are characters who never give up in achieving their goals. “Inside every rich man is a poor kid that followed his dreams.” Quote by Sandile Shezi. Shezi as a child used to sell muffins on the street, now at twenty-three years old he is a self-made millionaire. Shezi is the co-founder of Global Forex Institution, helping with affordable exchange training. The quote is …show more content…

Gatsby’s parties were full of people who never knew each other. The people at the parties never knew Gatsby and Gatsby never knew them. All friendships and conversations were meaningless because after the party everyone leaves. Gatsby stands alone on his steps watching the party, but he makes no physical or social connections to any of his guests. Pi gets isolated from the rest of the world. When the Tsimtsum sank, Pi was left alone on a raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Pi’s isolation is so tremendous that he takes relief watching the sea-life around his raft. Pi had Richard Parker (tiger), to talk to when he was bored; Pi shared all his problems with him. Pi woke up every day because he had faith in himself; he knew he had to take care of himself and Parker. Pi knew god is with him and he had hope that one day he will reach his destiny. “I was alone and orphaned, in the middle of the Pacific, hanging on to an oar, an adult tiger in front of me, sharks beneath me, a storm raging above me.” (40,133)
This quote explains the start of Pi’s isolation after the

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