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Life Lesson

How Life Of Pi Teaches You A Life Lesson

Sometimes life is complex. When everything you undertake seems to be failing, it can seem as though your life is failing as well, which leads you to feel quite depressed. In these struggling situations, a book can be your guide to success. A Sea adventure novel, Life of Pi will help you to feel more inspired and prepares to face and handle difficult circumstances.

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History of the novel- Life of Pi

Canadian author Yann Martel wrote Life of Pi, which was launched in 2001. It was turned into a feature picture in 2012, under the direction of Ang Lee. The book has 352 pages and belongs to the philosophical fiction category. The book Life of Pi by Yann Martel has three parts and one hundred chapters. The chief characters of the novel are Piscine Molitor Patel (called ‘pi’) and the tiger Richard Parker. The majority of the narrative is devoted to the boy’s adventure in the Pacific Ocean, which he managed to survive with the help of a Bengal tiger.

A short note of the novel

Pi Patel, a zookeeper’s son, is keen on storytelling and has a deep knowledge of animal behavior. When Pi is at the age of sixteen, his family departs India for America on a container ship, together with the zoo animals that will become part of their growing family. The ship got hit by a sudden and violent storm and the ship unfortunately sinks. A hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan, and Richard Parker, a majestic Bengal tiger are Pi’s sole company in the lifeboat. All except Pi had been killed by the tiger by this point, but Pi’s intelligence, cunning, and dread enable him to survive with Richard Parker as a companion for 227 days while they are stranded at sea. When they finally get to the Mexican coast, Richard Parker runs off into the bush and is never seen again.

When Pi is questioned by the higher authorities, they push him to confess the truth because they don’t believe what he claims. After hours of pushing, Pi offers a second narrative that is less magical and more regular, which appears to satisfy the interrogators’ doubts. However, the officers later concede to Pi that his narrative of surviving throughout the lifeboat with the terrific tiger is a better tale.

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Message to its readers

The essence of Martel’s novel Life of Pi is the value of personal faith and consciousness in letting up material or worldly ambitions in a rapidly developing global society. The capacity and legal right to envision a better environment for oneself belong to humans. The story is more than just a lesson in imagination, though which states that it should never give up hope and should persevere.

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