-Read Chapters 52-59
-College Essay Due Next Friday!!!
-Last College Essay
-Moment that defined you
-A moment you realized who you are/a major learning moment that you had
-Might be the first moment you ever did something (certain sports, reading, thinking about the world differently, ect.)
-Follow 1/3 and 2/3 Essay Rule!
We started class off by turning in our college "Crossroads" Essay
We will have a self assessment in:
- Overall growth (especially in fishbowl discussions)
We then discussed:
Why was the certainty that the tiger was going to kill him cheer him up?
-There is nothing to lose, so he might as well do his best
-It's better than a slow death
-When we lose all hope in things, the only thing we can have is hope and that he just wants to be happy again
-You can't lose anything else, and throughout there seems to be a lot of divine intervention
False hope vs. Fear
-Better to not be let down than to set our expectations high
Descriptions of animals, killing of them, ect.- Importance?
-Show desperation, link between humans and animals
-Separation between animals and humans, how we as people think that we could never kill like that
-Pg. 159 a good page for barbarism as it talks about killing
Is the hyena representative of barbarism and the tiger (Pi's protection away) like religion?
-More afraid of the tiger, and he is glad that he only has the hyena
-Religion tends to be harder to take on, versus day to day life of surviving
Do you think the goat used to track the panther represents anything greater?
-That you should know your place in life
-Should we then push our limits?
-People should push in order to achieve, learn what we are able to do and face our fears
-Orange Juice faced her fears, because she broke out of her comfort zone because she was desperate. like we do when we become desperate
-All on the boat are alike, and there is barbarism everywhere
-Emotion changes instinct
Do you think Pi would resort to barbarism if need be?
-Less vulnerable to it, but still possible
-He feels sorry for the zebra, but he doesn't stop it because he is so focused on his own survival
-Mostly scared, power of fear
-Wasn't worth it to stop the hyena
-Fear once OJ dies, because he is next
-Gave up hope on OJ's life, yet underestimated her
-We tend to underestimate others and ourselves, and Pi is underestimating himself
-Motherly figure for him, emotional creature
-"She reminded me of us", eyes expressing human like emotion
-Bottom of pg.164
Pi being "Numb"
-So tired, not being able to handle what is going on
-Look to religion possibly
-pg.165 "Christ on the cross" comparison to OJ
-Dying so Pi could live
-Richard Parker also hope bringing?
Necessity is the mother of invention
-There is a reason why he is here
-Hard to see the greater purpose
-Is it a test to see which religion what he is going to follow?
-Time to find out who he is, exposing who he really is
Why is he not blaming God or asking for help?
-Not going to blame God
-View of religion is loving, ect.
-Feels like God is watching over him
-Trying to stay hopeful
Why does he describe the boat in such great detail?
-His whole life, nothing else to focus on
-Wants to know, so that if something can go wrong he can know what to do
-Ways to survive
Why did the sailors toss him onto the lifeboat?
-They made the mistake, he was the only one that survived
-They wanted to get the hyena off so they could get on
-Could it be a coincidence?
-How did the animals escape? Was it the sailors?
Do you think Pi's curiosity benefits him?
-Not very curious, he was the type of person to go back to sleep
-Ultimately what saved him
-Getting out of his comfort zone
-Walked past his parents room so that he could be his own person
-Curiosity can't hurt you
The boat fits 32 people, but only 32 cans?
MOVIE ON MONDAY!!!!!!!!!
Have a great Weekend! :)