Life of Pi

Find examples of anthropomorphism.

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to non humans.

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Pi compares sloths to “upside-down yogis deep in meditation or hermits deep in prayer, wise beings."


Richard Parker is the part of Pi that fights for survival.

"It came as an unmistakable indication to me of how low I had sunk the day I noticed, with a pinching of the heart that I ate like an animal, that this noisy, frantic unchewing wolfing-down of mine was exactly the way Richard Parker ate."


Orange Juice is given the human characteristics of courage, empathy, the ability to comfort, and selflessness. She attacks the hyena to protects her son and comforts the zebra in his final moments. She is perceived as Pi's mother.


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