This is a story by Piscine Molitor Patel. People may know Piscine as PI as well. I mean, are we even supporting this? First, there are three different religions, then the science belief and now sharing a 26-foot lifeboat with a crippled zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger named Richard Parker? I took the liberty of talking to some of my old pals, and surprisingly enough, I realized we were actually not communicating.
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Some of them believed this and stood strong to the ground. By this, I mean, there was no convincing them otherwise. Without food, shelter, clothing? Do you people even realize these are the basic needs needed by an individual to survive? According to one of my friends, this was possible. She said, ‘do you believe in the bible’? If we are told, Jesus survived for forty nights and forty days, what else is not possible? PI had faith. All he did was to hold up firmly to this faith. Together with the little knowledge acquired from science, surviving was not that hard.’ This paper seeks to enhance argumentative and professional writing using literary work. It also looks into the possibility of writing about animals in such a captivating and catching way.
This left me thinking I must say. I was confused and nearly convinced beyond doubt that this was just not working or rather an art of literacy. Trying to come to terms with reality and bear in mind how literacy works symbolize our environment, the natural setting, and our day-to-day happenings. Then Daniel, a freelance writer by profession and a pal of my, had this to add, “Literacy art is all about creativity, it’s a gift, inspiration and at times, an imagination!” so where was he driving to? Was he against the art or supporting it?
According to Daniel, art was part of the imagination. He thought the writer was inspired but looked for a better way of delivering a message. The events covered in the book are as though they happened, but the fact remains they are all fiction. There went my knight in shining amour. At least I had some sharing the same page I was. Daniel used his knowledge gained from his profession to explain himself (Martel 45).
“In my line of work, at times when I am bored, if find myself talking of boredom. When I see something fascinating outside, I talk about it. However, at times one just feels he has had enough with real life issues and immediately turns into fantasies! I say this out of firsthand experience. At the end of the day, they are all literacy arts and you surely have nothing to lose! One thing we always keep at the back of our mind is the fact that, either reality or imagination, there is always a message available to pass.
Daniel truly divided the group! Questions were there to be answered. Some even turned to rhetoric. Obviously, there was this one question lingering in everyone’s mind. Where do we classify ‘life of Pi’? I say we classify ‘life of Pi’ as a pure fiction and not reality. This once more brought up mixed reactions and Bianca could not take it anymore. She stood up and let everyone else know her own point of view (Rogers).
After she had cleared her throat, she began,” when we look at the formalist approach of life of Pi, we are told it checks more of the form of the work rather than the content! Why are we ignoring this? All we have talked about is nothing more than the content. I mean, even after Daniel trying to draw u people back to the drawing board you still do not get it! Let us start by looking at the relationships of the characters. They all play a big role in the work.
Us as the readers of the work are obligated to find that reason. Take a closer check on the cadence to have a clue on why that character exists in the work. You may take words as they are literally used. However, do you know the way a person uses words in the work gives those words a completely different spin from the normal meaning? Before we decide anything concerning what ‘life of Pi’ entails let us not rush into conclusions (Rogers).
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Martel, Yann. Life of Pi. New York: McGraw Irwin, 2003. Print.
Rogers, Henry. Writing Systems: A Linguistic Approach. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005. Print.