PiEnding - At the end of the story the two men do not...

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English 101 Lynn Lowery 3/16/07 One Page Response to Life of Pi Ending Most humans have a difficult time believing in the truth because they either do not want to accept the truth, or their imagination simply does not allow them to see past reason. In the ending of Life of Pi , both Mr. Chiba and Mr. Okamoto have difficulty believing Pi’s initial story. Their doubt clouds their mind from believing. As Pi once mentions about agnostics earlier in the novel, “To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation” (36). Even with physical proof of the meerkat bones, and seeing the banana float in water, these two men are still unable to believe . Pi offers the two Japanese men a second story, a story without animals. I find it very interesting that as Pi is telling this second story, the two men think they are making progress. Mr. Okamoto mentions, “I think we’re finally getting somewhere” (381).
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Unformatted text preview: At the end of the story, the two men do not question its accurateness. However, they do not make any progress. In the end, they still don’t get facts about what happened on the morning of July 2 nd . They still don’t know if the problems were mechanical or structural. There was still no valid explanation of the sinking of the Tsimtsum . This example shows their “immobility means of transportation.” Through this ending, the author is telling his readers to believe . The two Japanese men needed to “see to believe”. However, when they had seen the banana float in the sink and the bones of dead meerkats, they still hadn’t believed. They remained blind of the truth. Imagination and believing by the reader is what makes this novel so suspenseful and interesting. Sometimes, your imagination and faith is more useful than your eyes....
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