Life of Pi 1-100 Study Guide

Who does Pi hate and why?
Agnostics, can’t make up their minds.

Who is Pi’s uncle? What did he do?
Francis Adirubasamy. “Mamaji.” He taught Pi how to swim.

Who is Pi’s brother?
Ravi. He makes fun of Pi regarding religion.

What is Pi named after?
The Piscine Molitor pool in France.

Where does Pi live?
Pondicherry, the zoo his father owns.

What’s Pi’s take on captivity?
It’s better than living in the wild cause you can actually survive.

Who’s Pi’s teacher?
Mr. Kumar. He’s a communist, atheist, and avid zoo visiter.

What’s the lesson Pi’s father teaches him?
Tigers are not good. He throws a goat that gets slaughtered.

What three religions are Pi?
Hindu,Christian, Muslim

Who’s the other Mr. Kumar?
A Muslim baker whom Pi prays with.

What two gifts does PI get involving religion?
A prayer rug and a baptism

Where does Pi plan on moving?

Who does Pi through the life buoy to
Richard Parker

Who’s on the lifeboat?
Pi,a zebra, orange juice, the hyena, and Richard Parker

What does Orange Juice bring?

What is the zebra’s injury?
A broken leg the hyena eventually breaks off.

Why are the animals acting strange?
Richard Parker is in the boat

Where does Pi found the life kit?
Underneath the tarpaulin

What does Pi decide to build?
A raft

What is Pi’s definitive plan for RP
He has to tame him

What does Pi consider to be “manna from heaven”
the flying fish that land all over his boat

Two things Pi constantly feels
Boredom and terror

How does Pi claim RP
1.) resources of water and food
2.) RP has weak sea legs


conscious mind
rational, logical part of the mind

Sigmund Freud
father of psychiatry,

place in which are memories are held

unconscious mind
regular thoughts cannot be accessed here

Jung’s archetype
figure that repeats itself in the course of history whenever creative fantasy is fully manifested

referees ego and id

seeks immediate gratification, holds untapped and suppressed feelings,thoughts, and emotions

part of how you control yourself with the world

collective unconscious
inherited, place where all our thoughts are held

very common archetype that reflects deeper elements of our psyche, where “latent dispositions” which are common to us all arise.

1.) assimilate with the shadow
2.) identify with it – problems emerge

– something that isn’t permitted, a sense of wrong

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