life of pi story of keesh Essay

894 Words Feb 13th, 2015 4 Pages
Yaritza Nunez February 2, 2015
808 Ms.Riley “The Story of Keesh and the Life of Pi” In a short story named “The Story of Keesh” and a novel excerpt named “The Life of Pi” both authors, Jack London and Yann Martel, develop certain qualities in characters who find the strength in themselves to want to survive when in extreme situations. Both Keesh and Pi obtain three traits that help them survive in these extreme environments such as bravery, intelligence and strategic plans. First, an example in which Keesh uses
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Instead, Pi could’ve devoured it all in one moment but he chose not to. “The Story of Keesh” is similar because the quote, “Bok, my father, was a great hunter. I too, his son shall go hunt the meat that I eat” also shows how Keesh was intelligent enough to realize that he wasn’t going to let his mother and him live off of the poor meat that to council gives them. Therefore, he will go out and hunt his own. This was intelligent to his survival because Keesh and Ikeega wouldn’t be able to survive off of the small portions of meat they were receiving. The last comparison which Pi from “The Story of Keesh” shows is that they are both strategic. In “The Life of Pi’ is stated, “don’t I have here a perfect circus ring, inescapably round, without a single corner for him to hide in? I looked down at the sea. Wasn’t this an ideal source of threats with which I condition him to obey? I noticed a whistle hanging from one of the life jackets. Wouldn’t this make a good whip to keep him in line?” This explains how Pi has a strategy in which he will use several utilities to tame Richard Parker, the tiger, in order to survive with him on the boat. He would use the whistle to control his actions, the boat was round therefore the tiger couldn’t hide, and the sharks in the ocean would be a great threat enough to scare Richard Parker. On the other hand, Keesh was strategic by using blubber