Annie Levy, Hadley Bush, Kirby Matthews, Mark Farrell, Phil Metzger, Alee Day .

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

Please make certain to:
1) organize this page so that your psychology information and Pi discussion is together; your existentialism information is together ----I won't score it until then.
2) Explain how each quote, image, wikipedia entry, etc. relates to your understanding of Life of Pi.
----Mrs. Davis



1. One outside source to help us comprehend existentialism. http://www.popmatters.com/books/reviews/l/life-of-pi.shtmlh this site talks about the existentialism in Life of Pi. the paradox of good and bad, wrong and right is very evident when interpreted through Pi's views.

2. Also the last years group who did this same project had some good thought on the views of existentialism... http://ahslifeofpi.blogspot.com/2006/07/question-7-chapters-90-91.html

3. Also a website that describes the ending as existentialism in detail... http://home.att.net/~gkrist/pi.htm
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This is a music video about existentialism and how it represents and interperts present day life.


5. Hirst-Shark.jpg This picture, a shark encased in formaldahyde by conceptual artist damien hirst, is an example of existentialism because it takes an absurd idea, like a shark in formaldahyde, and makes you question not only your own interpretations but the interpretations of others by making you come face to face with something nightmarish.

Existentialism:
"You've killed two men?" " No. A man and a woman." "At the same time?" "No the man first, the woman second." (Martel 311). Since Pi is now blind and cannot see what is going on he doesn't know who this man is that is in the middle of the Pacific. He starts to think it is just a halluciation, however it is not. He is worried and doesn't know what to think about this unknown person who tells Pi he ate two people.
"That's when the rat appeared. Out of nowhere, a scrawny brwn rat materialized on the side bench, nervous and breathless." (Martel 191). PI is very shocked when he sees this rat aboard his boat. It doesn't make any sense and it confuses him because he is wondering how the rat got on board. Also if there were anymore.
"To those who should ever find themselves in a predicament such as I was in, I would recommend the following program:" (Martel 250). This has to do with existentialism because Pi is adding the situation he was in with Richard Parker. It is explaining his expierences which is interesting becuase the things he did, kept him alive. Although it isn't very likely for anyone to be on a boat with a tiger, it is a good thing to know for any situation.



Madisson Liveris, Jess Emmerich, Kenna Fergurson, Alyssa Munguia
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This picture truly demonstrates survival of the fittest. The bird relates to Pi becuase of their common thirst for survival. Despite the frog attempting to strangle the bird, the bird does not give up on devouring his prey; just as Pi devours the obsticles that stood in his way and metaphorically attempted to strangle him.




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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

10/26 in class assignment Jess Emmerich, Madisson Liveris


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Existentialism is such a broad idea, and can be difined in many different lights. Its ironic that such an open ended thoughts are contained in such a concrete square box. It is as though the abstract is being held by a tangable container.
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




1. “Something in me did not want to give up in life, was unwilling to let go, wanted to fight to the very end.”(123)
<center>- Pi not wanting to give up on life would be an example of his attempt for immortality. Even though he was placed in a irrational situation, that was seemingly lead to his death, he developed a rational mindset to keep himself from giving up after he had made it this far.</center>

2. “Had I considered my prospects in the light of reason I surely would have given up and let go of the oar, hoping that I might drown before being eaten…I held on to the oar, I just held on, god only knows why.” (133-134)
- American Hertiage Dictionary defines existentialism as "A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, regards human existence as unexplainable, and stresses freedom of choice and responsibility for the consequences of one's acts." This way of explaning existentialism and how Pi is viewing life go hand in hand. Pi was put in an indifferent universe by losing his whole family when the ship sunk, and he was left by himself to survive in a life boat in the middle of the ocean with Richard Parker.

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