On the Same Page: Discussing Life of Pi, continued

I enjoyed attending both discussion groups at our branch yesterday. It’s always amazing how other people can enhance your experience of reading by sharing their insights into a story. No matter how well I connect with a book (or not), I always reach a new level of understanding after sharing with others who have read the same book.

Online Discussion Question Two:  Facing starvation, Pi began to eat meat and fish to survive despite being a committed vegetarian. In the beginning, he struggled with the concept of killing his prey for his own survival. It seems to me this runs parallel to the concept of Richard Parker viewing Pi as potential prey. Any thoughts on this idea? Any other ideas you would like to share?

Tell us what you think by responding to this blog post, and you will be entered in the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire!

Visit my March 19th blog post to respond to Discussion Question One.

You can also join one of the upcoming discussions at the following branch locations:

  • Pleasant Hill: March 26, 6:00 pm
  • Garden City: March 27, 6:00 pm
  • Northern Resource Center:  March 27, 6:30 pm

There will be additional prize drawings at each branch discussion event, and you will earn another chance to win the grand prize at each branch discussion you attend.

Enjoy reading!

Diane Christensen, Harrisonville Branch Manager

2 thoughts on “On the Same Page: Discussing Life of Pi, continued

  • March 29, 2013 at 2:47 am

    I like the idea of comparing Pi’s eating something other than what he would like to eat and the tiger’s view of Pi as prey. As a human, Pi is an omnivore, but he is a vegetarian by choice. When no other food is available, Pi eats fish. The tiger is only a carnivore, but does not eat Pi, even when other food is not available. He chooses not to eat Pi. Does he see Pi as his resource for food/water? I think that he chooses not to eat the hand that is feeding him. I think that Pi regards his only food source as what God has provided for him and chooses to eat what is provided, even though it is not his choice.

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