Life of Pi can be read as a parable. A parable is a story told in such way that it parallels a particular lesson that the storyteller is trying to teach the audience. The most famous parables in Western culture are those told by Jesus in the New Testament Gospels of the Bible. In Life of Pi, Pi himself is the storyteller, and he relates two very different stories: a fantastic, yet hopeful and encouraging story about being stranded on a lifeboat with animals, and a more realistic, yet bleak story about being stranded on a lifeboat with human...
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