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The topic focus for this group is NATURE, excluding animals. What we are looking for are types of plantlife and what Pi learns from nature about life.

"There trees, shrubs, and climbing plants in profusion - peepuls, gulmohurs, flames of the forest, red silk cottons, jacarandas, mangoes, jackfruits, and many others that would reamin unknown to you if they didn't have neat labels at their feet" (15). Pi is describing the zoo and its biological traits. (Karla Kirby, Emily Lewis, Tyler Lira) - (Davis) Make sure, when you add a quote, picture, etc., to discuss it, question it, try to find deeper meaning as it relates to Pi.--Mrs. Davis
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"I was visting friends in the country. It was winter. I was out alone on a walk on their large property and returning to the house. It was a clear, sunny day after a night of snowfall. All nature was blanketed in white" (79). Snow has covered all of nature representing how nature is pure and innocent. This can be related to humans and how they can be innocnent and pure once they have found religion. Shortly after this Pi "sees" the Virgin Mary in the snow, showing Pi's innocence in nature. (Karla Kirby, Tyler Lira, Emily Lewis-Davis) Make sure, when you add a quote, picture, etc., to discuss it, question it, try to find deeper meaning as it relates to Pi.--Mrs. Davis (do this for all entries)


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"And so he put aside all thoughts of Richard Parker and fearlessly went exploring for fresh water." (Martel 170)
(Biology Group Davis 1) Make sure, when you add a quote, picture, etc., to discuss it, question it, try to find deeper meaning as it relates to Pi.--Mrs. Davis


In Maslow's hierarchy of needs it states that physiological needs come before safety needs therefore Pi gives up his fear of Richard Parker momentarily because he realizes that he needs water to survive.



"Climbing the gaint swells, the boat clunge to the sea anchors like a mountain climber to a rope. We would rush up until we reached a snow-white crest in a burst of light and foam and a tipping forward out of the lifeboat" (284). The storm proves that the ocean is Pi's biggest fear. When faced with the choice of death by drowning or death by tiger, Pi chose to die by the jaws of Richard Parker. However, Pi survived the storm and the threat of Richard Parker. (Karla Kirby, Emily Lewis, Tyler Lira-Davis)

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"This was the terrible cost of Richard Parker. He gave me a life, my own, but at the expense of taking one." (Martel 321)

        • Make sure, when you add a quote, picture, etc., to discuss it, question it, try to find deeper meaning as it relates to Pi.--Mrs. Davis And, who put these quotes on? All of these quotes need explanations!!


EXISTENTIALISM ---Our thoughts, images, and discoveries

"Once upon a time there was a banana and it grew. It grew until it was large, firm, yellow and fragrant. Then it fell to the ground and someone came upon it and ate it and afterwards that person felt better." (Martel 319)



"Was I so far gone that I contemplated setting upon a cow and her young? What horrible crosswind was I caught in?" (Martel 309)


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Kenna Mullins/Jeremey Bongers/Davis p1 Make sure, when you add a quote, picture, etc., to discuss it, question it, try to find deeper meaning as it relates to Pi.--Mrs. Davis

Existentialism

"By the next morning I had lost all fear of death, and I resolved to die" (305).
This quote states that Pi has lost his ability to wonder and question things in life. He comes to the conclusion that he knows that he is going to die and gives up hope of a different outcome.(Karla K, Emily L, Tyler L-Davis 6)

"The effect on me was completely the opposite. I was something to pull me out of my limited mortal ways and thrust me into a state of exalted wonder" (294).
Pi is explaining his and Richard Parker's reaction to the lightning. Richard Parker was afraid, but Pi says that the lightning has shown him the "light" and he in some ways now knows that he can survive and founds out more about himself. (Karla K, Emily L, Tyler L-Davis 6)

"...a long book with a never-ending story. One I could read again and again, with new eyes and a fresh understanding each time" (262).
This shows that Pi has a desire to look at things with a deeper meaning. He wants to have a new outlook in life and to understand things differently as they change. (Karla K, Emily L, Tyler L-Davis 6)

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This song by Gavin Degraw states that he doesn't want to be the person that he is trying to be; he wants to be himself. This is an example of existentialism because in the Winnie the Pooh, Pooh tries to think of someone else he could be but then realizes with his friend that they only want to be who there are now. (Karla K, Emily L, Tyler L-Davis 6)

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The picture has a perfect circle in the middle of the lines. This picture shows how poeple potray different things. And seeing how the circle is really a perfect cirlce comes to poele at diffeterent times and in different ways. (Karla K, Emily L, Tyler L-Davis 6)Give directions, or an explanation for this image...Mrs. Davis

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The guest is the most famous short story on existentialism. Therefore this is a perfect example of to describe existentialism. The main character Daru doesn't like having his life directed by other people and therefore wants to be who wants to be.(Karla, Emily, Tyler-Davis 6)

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This is another optical illusions. In this illusions it appears to look like a fork whereas it also could be seen as just having two bars. It depends on how a person looks at it and what they want to see. This relates to existentialism because the person is making it what they want it to be. (Karla, Emily. Tyler-Davis 6)

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For this picture it also depends on the way a person looks at it. This woman could either be a young beautiful woman or an old ugly woman. For exitstentialsm it is what you want to see. (Karla, Emily, Tyler-Davis 6)

Our group thought that the Winnie the Pooh story was very interesting. First, the questions about what is which and which is what is very confusing. Also, if Pooh keeps saying he is a bear of a very little brain, how did he think of the this? We wondered why Pooh would question who he was and want to eb someone else. In the end however Pooh realizes that he probably chose to be himself but he couldn't remember when he decided this. Our group thinks that you should just accept that you are who you are and not question it. (Karla, Emily, Tyler-Davis 6).