Life of Pi Questions and Answers
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I need help writing an essay on faith in life of pi

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Faith provides the foundation for the plot of the novel and helps to establish the character of Pi.  To help you understand the importance of faith and religion in Life of Pi, you can start by reading the "Life of Pi Themes" section within eNotes. As the author of that document notes, each character in the novel is looking for his/her purpose in life and is thus searching for life's meaning.  Such is the essence of faith and religion. 

As you prepare to write your essay , locate 2-3 quotes from Pi that reveal his need to find meaning in life and his concerns about religion.  One quote could come from his dialogue with his parents about his practicing several religions at once.  [As you read in the book, before Pi and his family leave India for Canada, Pi becomes a student of religion: born a Hindu, he meets Father Martin and discovers Catholicism at the age of fourteen.  After being baptized a Catholic, he meets...

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