Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Tori's Character Sketch

Life of Pi Tori Armstrong

Religion is different in everyone's eyes. Whether good or bad almost everyone has some idea of what God is. Although in our modern day, religion is becoming less and less of importance. However, it is still present in some of our literature. Life of Pi, a novel written by Yann Martel, shows how much believing in God can change one's life. The different ways religion is looked upon in this novel shows us how much faith can mean to someone.

1. “I know zoos are no longer in people's good graces. Religion faces the same problem. Certain illusions about freedom plague them both.”
Pi feels religion is losing importance and is struggling to stay present in people's day to day lives.

2. “The presence of God is the finest of rewards.”
Pi explains how important it is to him to have God and how much he can change peoples lives.

3. “Bapu Ghandi said 'All religions are true,' I just want to love God.”
Pi expresses how strongly he feels about God and even chooses several different religions to try and get closer to him.

4. “If there is only one nation in the sky, shouldn't all passports be valid for it?”
Pi is explaining to his father how every religion is valid for heaven.

5. “It helped me remember that the earth is the creation of God and sacred all over.”
In Pi's eyes god is the creating of all things, all things good and bad on this earth for one reason or another.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent Tori!
    Difficult topic to think about and analyze.
    My only comment would be to reflect on your thesis statement and revise to include Pi's relationship with god- the focus of your character sketch.