Pi, short for Piscine Molitor Patel, is a young Indian boy growing up in South India in the 1970's. His father owns a zoo and, with increasing political unrest in India, decides to sell up and emigrate to Canada. They accompany the wild animals on board the ship on their journey to the new zoos in North America. The ship sinks and Pi finds himself the only human survivor onboard a life raft that contains, rather remarkably, a zebra, a large motherly orangutan, a frenzied hyena and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Of course, the law of nature eventually rules and Pi ends up as the tiger's last remaining occupant.
The tiger dissapeared in the jungle without glancing back at Pi. My favorite part was after the boat sunk and all the survivors where on the boat. The animales ate eachother until only Pi and the tiger where left. In the beginning they where scared of each other but after a while the tiger chased Pi off the boat. Pi builds a raft and is praying every day for his survival.
Life of Pi Pi Patel is on a ship to a whole new world. He’s leaving his whole world behind except the zoo, it‘s on board with him. When awoken by a sound, Pi goes to explore. He finds that the ship is sinking and before he can wake his family he is thrown into a lifeboat. A zebra falls into the lifeboat, breaking its leg.
Later, he eats the hyena. Taking safety, Pi makes his own lifeboat out of supplies on the lifeboat, and ties it onto the lifeboat with Richard Parker on it, so he doesn’t get eaten. Eventually, Pi trains Richard Parker so that Pi can stay on the main boat. While stuck in the ocean, there is a lot of action. First, he goes blind for a few days, but luckily gets his vision back.
We see many examples of this, like when Pi is staring at the ship sink to the bottom of the ocean, the determination in his face to win the battle for dominance with the tiger on the lifeboat, and the sheer defeat in his eyes as they are starving to death. As mentioned in the critical review, Pi survives the lifeboat, and when he is back on land, gets questioned by reporters. One of the stories he tells them is how we saw it in the movie: Surviving on the lifeboat with a tiger, zebra, hyena and orangutan, and also discovering a mysterious floating island. The second story he tells them however, is one far more realistic, with no animals on board the lifeboat, only humans. He seems to replace the zebra with a Chinese sailor, the hyena with a crazy chef, and the orangutan with his mother.
So, Pi’s father buys passage for Pi and his family. Also, Pi’s father bought passage for all the zoo animals so he can sell the animals in Canada. But on the trip to Canada a big unexpected storm comes and sinks the ship. Because Pi wanted to look at the storm he ends up being able to jump on a lifeboat. However, none of pi’s family made it on the lifeboat.
Having just experienced the sinking of his family’s ship, and being put onto a life boat with only a hyena, Pi felt completely lost and alone. When he sees Richard Parker, the Bengal tiger from his family’s zoo, it is a familiar face to him. His initial reaction is to save the life of his familiar friend so that he may have a companion, and a protector aboard the lifeboat. Suddenly Pi realizes just what he is doing. He is saving the life of Richard Parker, by welcoming him, a 450 pound Bengal tiger, onto the small lifeboat.
Unfortunately, a ship wreck occurs, killing Pi’s family and he is left as the only survivor. He is stranded on a lifeboat with a hyena, orangutan, zebra and a Royal Bengal Tiger for around 227 days. Throughout the book, Pi struggles to survive this long journey and faces many life or death situations. Yann Martel expresses the growth of characters and the importance of the themes and settings in the novel, Life of Pi. In this novel, the characters
This unimaginable tale, is the course of events upon Pi’s journey in the Pacific ocean after the ship that Pi and his family were aboard crashes, leaving him stranded with a tiger named Richard Parker, an orangutan, a zebra, and a hyena. Pi loses everything he has and starts to question why this is happening to him. This is parallel to the story of Job. Job is left with nothing and is experiencing great suffering and he begins to demand answers from God. Both Pi and Job receive no answers, only being left with their faith and trust.
It is a story told in first person by a man named Pi Patel. The story is about a horrific situation that occurs on the Pacific Ocean. As Pi and his family were on a large ship they carried many animals from their zoo. The voyage turn wrong quickly. The ship sank and Pi’s family died in the wreck, but Pi, Richard Parker and a few animals managed to make it to the lifeboat.