Life of Pi

explain the various literary effects of each of the threads and how each is related to the theme. Use quotations from the novel to support each analysis.

The name ‘Pi’

The family business of the Pondicherry Zoo in India

The narrator’s study of the three toed sloth

Father’s admonitions to stay away from the tiger in the zoo

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I'll start with his name. Pi is a complex boy, very irrational to many people. He is the

"elusive, irrational number with which scientists try to understand the universe"

As well he is names after a French pool, Piscine Molitor, where his rather mythic Uncle used to swim. The name reflects the mythic nature in the world where truth need not be always rational. You should ask your other questions separately.

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