Thursday, February 17, 2011
Thoughts On Pi
The manner in which Martel writes the book prepares us for the oddity of Pi. For instance, Pi practices three distinct religions at once. I think Martel is trying to depict Pi as unsure, accepting, and gullible. At least, that's how I'd describe Pi. He has endured some hardships, and I'd say those are byproducts. Thus, he can easily practice three religions. It also prepares us for the anthropomorphism. It enables us to believe that Pi actually believes Richard Parker is no different than he- which is technically true. Animals and humans live on the same earth, reproduce, eat, sleep, and die, right?