He continued with the daily routine- fishing and making water supplies, until both the tiger and him became weary. The tiger, Richard Parker, stands for Pi himself. Characterization of Richard Parker is another very important element in Life of Pi. So in the end Pi Patel asks the writer a question. Pi, brought up as a Hindu, discovers Christianity, then Islam, choosing to practice all three religions simultaneously. Pi describes the danger man poses to the animals in a zoo- the bad things he feeds them, the way he harms, tortures and kills them. He explains how he got his unusual name.
He is now a grown man and the story he is about to tell happened many years ago. At one point, he makes a board ladder for the tiger to climb back into the boat after it had jumped off to hunt fish. After recovering in Mexico he went to Canada, where he spent a year finishing high school and then studied Religion and Zoology at the University of Toronto. The ocean has a significant effect on both Pi and Richard Parker. The orangutan's name is Orange-juice, tarpaulin on the boat is orange, as well as lifejacket and whistle. The days passed slowly, and Pi coexisted with the tiger.
This is an internal struggle that he has to face, but he now realizes how important it is to his survival to eat meat. The hyena wounds and eats the zebra, then goes after Orange Juice. Furthermore, when the Author visits Pi in his new home, he notices Pi's child holding an orange cat. Pi found studying sloths to be comforting because of their slow, calm lifestyles. Rather than using your own perception and guidance of a God, you are offered hard facts and offered to believe it. Pi becomes dependent on Richard Parker for protection and also for hope. Richard Parker was also saved as he had hundreds of thousands of meerkats to feast upon.
The scientist Kumar quotes its scientific name, the Muslim Kumar quotes a common Muslim refrain, Allahu Akbar, or 'God is good,' and Pi says that it is 'very pretty. He accepts them all as part of one divine reality, a belief that some would call pantheism, or the idea that the whole world is a manifestation of God. They closed the zoo, sold some of the animals, and packed for trip to Canada. In this version of Pi's tale, the cargo ship sinks and, during the ensuing chaos, he is joined on the lifeboat by a ragtag group of zoo animals that also managed to escape: an orangutan, a spotted hyena, a zebra with a broken leg, and a Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker. Pi and Richard Parker would surely have died had they not come across the algae island.
Advertisement The story begins in a small family zoo in Pondichery, India, where the boy christened Piscine is raised. Richard Parker immediately runs off into the jungle without acknowledging Pi, which Pi finds deeply hurtful. Orange represents hope and survival- basically, a life. It is the same with Religion vs. Next we ask no further questions.
So Pi and Richard Parker chunk deuces outta dat trap. The island provided them enough food and water for them to be able to recover and start feeling good and strong again. When he ate almost everything, he persuaded Pi and his mother to cut the boy's leg, as it had changed its color. When it comes to other animals, at the end of the novel their meaning unravels. Facing the final question, it can be easy to forget that, from the outset, The Writer character was promised a story that would make him believe in God.
The main character now lives in Canada, but he grew up in India. That is something a God or technology cannot control. In Part 3, the author from the beginning of the novel shares the information that he owns an actual audio recording of Pi's interrogation after the rescue, so the following chapters represent the recording. However, when the voice said that he had killed two humans, Pi was sure that he was not mad, but rather talking to Richard Parker. The story of human brutality shocks the officials as they believe it was more likely this occurred. These memories, however, are vague and impressionistic: he recalls only the smells and sounds and colors of a Hindu temple. Pi's parents decided to leave India in hope for better life.
A boy who managed to survive 227 days in the lifeboat must have something to do with God, or Gods, in his case. Pi and his mother agreed, and they cut the boy's leg by the surprise. When Pi's family business fails, they embark on a sea voyage to Canada to begin a new life. In the turmoil that followed, orangutan was killed and layed beheaded next to mutilated zebra. However, Pi makes a horrible discovery that causes them to leave the island: Believing he has found a fruit-bearing tree, Pi peels back the layers of a piece of fruit to find that it contains a human tooth. Not much time passed before it attacked the zebra and bit its leg off.
The 227 days that Pi spends lost at sea are up for debate. Inspired by a worldwide best-seller that many readers must have assumed was unfilmable, it is a triumph over its difficulties. A severe storm, which they miraculously survive, destroys the raft. The color orange is a very dominant symbol that represents survival. Whichever way the reader chooses to interpret the story, they are sure to finish reading it with much admiration for Pi Patel.