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Life of Pi Book Review Chase Boyle LIFE OF PI By Yann Martel. 319 pp. Orlando: Harcourt $25 Tigers on the Sea A young Christian, Hindu, and Muslim boy, Pi Patel, finds himself stranded at sea with a mature Bengal tiger in a cramped lifeboat. What may seem like death row turns out to be quite an adventure across the Pacific ocean. The Life of Pi is a great story wrapped up in religious and survival themes. The Canadian author makes the bold claim, “I have a story that will make you believe in God” (Martel ix ). This novel may be considered one of the greatest of all time, yet it still has its flaws. Pi Patel is young Indian boy that has created controversy with his practice of three different religions. In each, he sees aspects that he likes. He sees nothing wrong with loving god. His family owns a zoo in Pondicherry, India, where he has learned to love animals. He has developed a strong understanding of animal behavior from living in this zoo. He loves most animals, but is afraid of one. The Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, with whom he later becomes stranded on the boat with. His predisposition to animals serves as a great advantage once his family must move to Canada. Similar to Noah’s ark, Pi’s family loads their zoo inhabitants on a cargo ship, with whom the Patels travel. However, one night the boat capsizes and Pi
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2009 for the course ENGL 1010 taught by Professor Mixalot. during the Fall '09 term at East Central Community College.

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