What does the sloth symbolize to Pi?

Ada Sison | Student

Pi studies the three-toed sloth as part of his zoology thesis at the University of Toronto. For him, the sloth symbolizes understanding, love, and healing. The sloth could also be like a mirror for Pi, the sloth is like him, a miracle.

In chapter 1:

"I chose the sloth because its demeanor-calm, quiet, and introspective-did something to sooth my shattered self."

"...the three-toed sloth, such a beautiful example of the miracle of life, reminded me of God"

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Life of Pi

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