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Life of Pi - Part 1 Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

The author describes the man's home as a temple, full of religious symbols and artifacts. In the entryway is a picture of Ganesha, with an elephant head. This god represents one who overcomes obstacles and enjoys good luck, wisdom and learning. Scattered around the home are a cross, a picture of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe and a photo of Kaaba, an Islamic religious symbol. In his kitchen cabinet is a shrine with Ganesha again and Krishna playing the flute. There is another Virgin Mary in the dining room, as well as a brass Ganesha sitting in his office. In his office are a prayer rug and a wooden crucifix on the wall. Next to the man's bed is a Bible.

Analysis

It is likely from the vestiges of the man's home that he is deeply interested in religious expression. Pi as an adult is being further...

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