Life of Pi - Fears Essay

946 Words Dec 27th, 2007 4 Pages
Fear is one of human's emotions that sometimes prevent humans to be successful. The other acceptable definitions for fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the nearness danger or expectation of pain. The main character in the novel that called Life of Pi written by Yann Martel is Pi who challenges with many issues in his journey from India to Canada. One of the issues is living alone on the lifeboat in the middle of ocean with a Bengal tiger for while. One can learn to deal with fear as Pi deals with the tiger that called Richard Parker. Pi faces his fears, takes practical steps, persevere, and acknowledge his fears.

The most dangerous fear that Pi deals with is Richard Parker who has no mercy on his victims. Pi knows that he should
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Even without his devotional objects, he holds onto his religious customs, adapting them and integrating them into his daily routine. Though he is a strict vegetarian, he soon finds himself drinking turtle blood, skinning birds, and eating eyes and brains. It is easy for him to slip into a routine in which he becomes a creature of a new habit. One can learn easily from Pi whom continues steadfastly in which motivates him or her to continue the challenge with the fears. The regularity of events on the lifeboat is reminiscent of the habits of animals in the wild or in a zoo, which Pi has remarked on at length earlier in the book. Indeed, the lifeboat itself becomes a sort of zoo enclosure, and the tethered raft serves as a cage, protecting zookeeper from the wild creature. Pi feeds Richard Parker just the way a zookeeper would, and cleaning up after him in a similar fashion. The entire setup is clearly familiar, and shows Pi has learned well from his father. Pi follows in Mr. Patel's footsteps, letting reason and faith in him to serve as his guides.

Therefore, one would learn to challenge fears as the same ways as Pi does. One can learn the first step of fighting with fears by facing them. Also he or she would find out the weapons and tools that can be used against fears as Pi does. By taking practical steps, perseverance, and finally acknowledging his or her

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