The Power of Words. Life of Pi Essay example

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Polina Chukanova Ms. Pannunzio ENG3UI 03/03/2014 The Power of Words. Patrie Rothfuss once said - “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As the names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the mind of men. Words can bring tears from the hardest hearts.” Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee, highly inspired and affectionate movie. Life of Pi is a three part story of Piscine Patel, a sixteen- year- old South Indian boy who survives out at sea with a Bengal tiger for 227 days and then tells this story of a young writer who came to Pisine for inspiration. The movie conveys many interesting themes, but one that is very influential is the power of words. The theme power…show more content…
So Pi will try to change his identity and personal morals to meet the expectations that his father have of him. The power of words in shaping identity is a huge theme in the short story “Two Words” as well. Due to a fact that the main character Belisa Crepusculario has been born into a poor family “so poor that they did not even have names to call their children” (Allende 2). Without a name, a person's identity can remain unknown. Then, as her character develops she decides to give herself a name Belisa Crepusculario and when this event happened, she started shaping her identity from the state of poor and tentative to a strong and confident individual. Words act as helping hand in transforming Belisa’s character from weak little girl to a strong liberal woman, consistently shaping her identity. Identity is a huge theme that has been conveyed in the movie Life of Pi and the story Two Words. Joseph Campbell once stated “Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life”. Meaning of life has been discussed in the movie Life of Pi and short story “Two Words”. During the course main character’s life, the meaning of Pi’s life is changing throughout. At one point it is to live a happy and quiet life in India and at the other point, it is to get through all of the obstacles that happened so rapidly in his life. The influence of words contours Pi’s life. At some point Pi stated “It is true that those we meet can change us, by the actions they

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