What inspires Pi with the will to survive his circumstances?

Pi is the only survival of a shipwreck, he stays with a Bengal tiger, Richard Parker in a lifeboat for 227 days. Although Pi uses both belief and reason to help him survive, reason plays a more important role in his struggle. Thus, reason helps Pi to get through the struggle and makes him survive.

How did Pi lose his humanity?

Pi Patel, lover of faith and various gods and their beliefs loses his family after a shipwreck and drifts on the Pacific Ocean with a zebra, hyena, orangutan and a tiger, Richard Parker each struggling in their own way to survive.

What does Pi do to survive?

Pi survives mentally after seven months at sea on a lifeboat by keeping his mind busy with the following: completing daily tasks, such as reading, fishing and writing a diary; taming Richard Parker; and practicing religious rituals.

How does PI get his name?

Pi comes from the French word “piscine” which means swimming pool. His name is also the mathmatical term for 3.14 or 22/7.

How did Richard Parker keep Pi alive?

One way Richard Parker contributed to Pi’s survival is by ridding the boat of another predator. The tiger is responsible for killing the hyena. The hyena is a predator who surely would have killed Pi had the tiger not gotten to him first.

Why does PI have 3 religions?

In Life of Pi, the three religions that Pi follows are Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. He follows Hinduism because he loves and connects with its sensory experiences, Christianity because he is drawn to the love that is central to it and to Christ, and Islam because of its “brotherhood and devotion.”

Why did Richard Parker leave pi?

Thanks! The tiger WAS part of Pi. As Pi reached the shore, and therefore civilization, he no longer needed his basic “animal” instincts because humans are governed by unwritten laws of conduct. The tiger/animal instinct/survival mode just simply vanished.