A summary of Themes in Yann Martel's Life of Pi
Analysis: Life of Pi – Jonathan R. Durden
In their different ways most Chinese have shown themselves to be concerned primarily with the human person and society. In a predominantly rural country, this has manifested itself in a concern for the land and its prosperity. Thus religious practice has been closely linked with the question of the ownership of the land.
Life of Pi is a novel by Yann Martel
The communist revolution sought to break these ancient connections, but with limited success. While the power of the clan or lineage has declined, the family has remained the focus of production. The rural reforms of recent years have reinforced this. Despite all attempts at re-education by the Communist Party the family cult associated with Confucianism and popular religion still flourishes throughout the countryside, as do so-called 'superstitious practices'.
Life of Pi - Why did Pi take part in 3 religions
At the beginning of the film, Pi tells the writer that he is a Catholic Hindu Muslim. As a young boy, Pi Patel is shown having a strong curiosity for religion. He was raised in a Hindu family. There are millions of Gods in the Hindu religion and Pi had no idea if he believed in them all. Then one day in the mountains, he found christ. His father never approved of Pi believing in 3 different religions at once. His father believed it was best to stick to one path. But for Pi, he found faith through Hinduism, and found God’s love through Christ. So believing in several different religions helped with Pi’s spirituality all in different ways.