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Overview: The Question

by MitziDadford, May 29, 2013

Pi, who is named for an irrational idea that is used to pose and solve scientific whims, presents two parallel stories--he describes as one's perception of the world--to explain his survival on the Pacific for a remarkable 227 days. This is itself a momentous reflection of one's theological beliefs. This novel promises to make one believe in God, and it does. The animal story, with its far-fetched aspects, is much more difficult for the investigators to believe than the human story, as Pi says clearly annoyed, they want a story they already ... Read more

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Essay Topics

by jas777g, June 04, 2013

Truth vs. Fact
Will to survive
Religion
Anthropomorphism
Zoology

Not a fable

by 58655hey, August 25, 2013

Actually the author (Yann Martel) said it's a true story... Not a fable.

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