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Religion Magical Realism Survival Other Themes Random
100
Mr. Kumar's(baker) Islamism, and Mr. Kumar's(teacher) atheism
Facts/evidence and fantasy
His majors were religion and zoology(science).
What examples in the book contrast reality from religion?
300
Who is Richard Parker?
“My very own name is an example of how humans and animals can be mixed up with each other. Whenever I look at Pi, I see my own reflection. Together, we kept each other alive. Are we as other people say? Is Pi and I one and the same?”
300
What is survival?
“Am I really that attractive? Why do so many people seek me? Cling on to me? They do anything, anything in order go on. Sure, I offer the skills for life and all, but after that 227 day of arduous sojourning with Pi, I really want to take a break…”
300
What is chess?
“I am usually just a game of strategy, but that too can be applied to reality. I can sum up Pi’s journey. The stakes are high. Adjustments and sacrifices have to be made in order to survive. You have to know which things are expendable and which you must
100
"The story" is a story itself. Just those two words already means there was an adventure, a challenge, losses, and an ending.
Why does chapter 97 only have two words?
100
Near the brink of death, there was always something that keeps him alive. Ex. The flying fish, the botanical island, etc.
How does Pi manage to keep his faith in God despite unremitting hardships?
300
What is animal metaphor?
“The cook = hyena. The sailor = zebra. Pi’s mother = orangutan. Pi = Richard Parker. I breathe animal traits into humans, and human characteristics into animals. You had a choice to do this in your project.”
300
What is blindness?
“Those who later acquire me are the most tormented. I cut off an important part of their perspective. People say knowledge is power. I impede a very important way of how people gather new knowledge. I alter the way of how people perceive the world around
300
What is orange?
“I represent warmth, happiness, health; I am what people generally embrace. In the Life of Pi I am associated with hunger and you see me here, there, everywhere throughout Pi’s journey.”
100
He ate part of the blindman in the story. He kills everything he manages to get his hands on... He even tries to eat Richard Parker's feces, just like how a hyena tries to eat metal.
The other story says the Hyena = the cook.
However, in what way does Pi resemble the hyena as well?
100
Religion is something that can set some people free while it imprisons others. It can make you see the world in a different way, or it can narrow your view on this. It can make you see the light or it can swallow you in darkness.
"Religion is darkness"... What do you think this represents?
400
What is zoomorphism?
“I value harmony. Although I am quite rare, Pi has seen me in action in the zoo. He saw a mouse left unharmed in a viper’s nest. He saw the rhinos hanging out with the goats. I am also what allows your cat to hang out with your bird.”
400
What is freedom?
“Sometimes people think they are devoid of me. They believe I can grant them what they want, make anything possible. People also think that keeping animals in a zoo are denying them from me. But in Pi’s perspective that is false. For whether in the wild o
400
What is “departing”?
“Quite a lot of people dislike me. Especially the animals. They like to stay where they are. I often hold a negative connotation, for death is like my creepy stalker. However, I also bring change, and sometimes for the better.”
200
Pi had learned to show dominance to earn Richard Parker's respect and the ability to train him.
By taming/mastering Richard Parker, does Pi himself change too?
200
Pi goes on forever. There is no ending...
It also foreshadows how Pi's journey has yet to end.
After more than seven months, Pi reaches land. Richard Parker disappears into the forest immediately. Why no goodbyes?
500
What is Storytelling?
“People may think I am the truth. But I am more than that. I am the twisted form of reality. I enchant; I create a more compelling version of what happened. Although I may be a master of deceit, I am also the master of convincing.”
400
What is desolation?
“Many people fear me. However, those who embrace me become enlightened. In my solitary presence, they discover the world around them, and also themselves. Pi stayed with me for 227 days on his lonely journey, and within that period he got the chance to ex
400
What is “3”?
“What is my significance in this novel? For I am a prime player. I was in the background when Pi first got into Christianity, and I also group his religions. Pi also numbers the members of his intimate family as me, as well as the major survivors on the l
200
Pi goes on forever. There is no ending...
It also foreshadows how Pi's journey has yet to end.
After more than seven months, Pi reaches land. Richard Parker disappears into the forest immediately. Why no goodbyes?
200
Pi said that he will not die as long as god is with him. This basically means that his will to survive depends on god greatly.
What impacts Pi's will of survival the most?
500
What is magical realism?
“People call me fantasy. That is true. Alone, I may be but just imagination. However, in the hands of a master yarn weaver, I can blend in with reality. You wouldn't know the difference.”
500
What is fear?
“I am life’s only true opponent. I am a cleaver, treacherous adversary. I reserve no mercy. I strike when my prey is the most vulnerable. I begin in your mind. One moment you may be at peace, but once a tiny seed of doubt is planted I will continue to fee
500
What is elemental dualism?
“You see me everyday. I am the nature; I am how the world operates. Let me show you an example of my act: In times of drought, the rain brings life. In a storm, the rains washes away. You may call me a two-faced karma; you cannot escape.”
500
22/7 = 3.14...
What is the significance of 227 days?




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