It is a journey, as a test of the strength of our faith, of how firm we believe in it. I think that has to be the number one thing I took from the experience. In some ways, the story of young Piscine Patel, known as Pi, defies belief from the start. The son of a zoo-keeper, the boy is raised Hindu but also practices Christianity and Islam, to the disappointment of his father.
His first religion is Hinduism because of his natural love of its spirituality and beauty.
Later he finds himself in a Catholic church, where he falls in love with the story of Christ. And even later he becomes a Muslim, after the second Mr. One day he is the center of a confrontation in the marketplace involving his family and all the religious leaders and mentors he has been worshiping with and learning from.
None of the religious leaders believe Pi can follow all three religions at the same time, and eventually he is chased away from the temples, churches, and mosques.
His family, however, apparently accepts his threefold beliefs; they casually humor his religious needs and interests. His father has no interest in religion whatsoever, and although his mother has been brought up in both the Hindu and Baptist faiths, she also claims no religious interest or practice.
Later in this section, the two Mr. Kumars meet at the zoo.
The two men with identical names and juxtaposing positions on the universe—science versus belief—feed a zebra together. Each faith is represented by religious symbols, framed pictures of religious figures, and the holy scriptures of each religion. Although the Hindu faith is the one that comes to Pi most naturally, he contemplates the idea that we are all born Catholic—then contradictorily insists that he was not born Catholic.
This contradiction is typical of Pi—after announcing a sweeping truth, he often then refutes it completely. Pi describes his introduction to the Christ story by placing himself in the role of a savior.
He sees them the way he believes God sees humanity: However, even with this newfound understanding of the parable, Pi cannot see how it translates spiritually. In a moment that foreshadows the final scenes of the book, Pi asks a priest for a second story, one that makes more sense, but the priest cannot provide one.
Pi then rejects the divinity of Christ, pointing out that the Hindu gods have other-worldly miraculous abilities and transcendental holiness.
He cannot conceive of a Christian God who allows hunger, thirst, and humiliation—suffering that Pi himself will soon endure. The priest tells him he already is one, and Pi goes home to thank Krishna for helping him find Christ.
Kumar, this one a baker and a Muslim. As the priest does with Catholicism, Mr. It has none of the doubt, mystery, and questioning that brought him to Christianity. Pi claims to have reached a level of personal immortality through Islam, which furthers the symbolism of Pi as a savior.
He finally concludes that Pi is not on an intellectual journey but rather one of understanding and purpose. Martel allows The Author to interject at times like these to harness the narrative; the interjections offer small bits of clarity and realism and strip back the parable-like voice that is present in the material narrated by Pi.
The inevitable confrontation between the two Mr. Kumars, each of whom represents a different system of belief, occurs one day when the two men independently run into Pi and his family. This brief meeting between the two Mr. As they feed a zebra at the zoo together, the Muslim Mr. The zebra exists and can be identified scientifically, and the zebra is a creation of God.Ayurveda Research Papers (CCA Student papers) The selected papers published on our website have been written by students of the California College of Ayurveda as a part of their required work toward graduation.
We return to Pi’s Pondicherry narrative, and he remembers his favorite teacher, Mr. Satish Kumar.
Mr. Kumar is an atheist communist with whom Pi feels a deep kinship. Satish Kumar is a Muslim mystic and baker, with the same name as Pi's favorite biology teacher.
Satish the baker teaches Pi about Islam. He is poor, but very kind and generous.
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