Life Of Pi Religion Essay

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"I know zoos are no longer in people good graces Religion faces the same problem. Certain illusions about freedom plague them both ( Martel, 2002’ Chapter 4,page 19)” trough this quote the reader notice that there are aspects related between zoology and religion in Life of Pi. In the beginning of the novel we are introduced to zoology and religion. The author make it clear to the reader that Pi had majors in both subjects zoology and religion and later use that knowledge to help him do things one can say is impossible. “Zoology is defined as the scientific study of animals (YourDictionary)”. Zoology has always been a very big factor throughout Pi’s childhood as he grew up with a father who ran a zoo . Pi was awarded for being the best student…show more content…
Pi makes it very clear to Yann Martel that there is more and deeper intense meaning to faith than there is to rituals. Yann Martel also makes it very easy for the reader to realize that Pi is very religious. Religion played a huge role in Pi’s early childhood. His first religion was Hinduism, for him it was natural love of religion and beauty. At the age of fourteen he fell in love Christ. Mr. Kumar, the second, told him that the Muslim religion was a religion of love. That was the three religions Pi had followed his beliefs about religion was to follow more than one, in order to get a closer bond with God and being saved. He followed three religions for the rest of his life. The reader can see throughout Pi’s life journey that he had a lot of faith. Yann Martel used the image of Pi on the lifeboat to illustrate Pi’s faith because while he was stuck on a lifeboat with a tiger he always made time to pray to God. He believed God will save him. “Religion will save us (Martel, 2002, Chapter 7, page 27)” Yann Martel used it several times to emphasize how Pi used it in every situation he faced and also to give a clear understanding about why Pi never gave up or lose

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