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Life of Pi Characters & Character Analysis

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Piscine Molitor Patel

Piscine is the main character of the story. He is a teenaged boy, born in Pondicherry, India, in the early 1960's. Piscine was named after a pool in Paris. His father's best friend described the pool as "...a pool the gods would have delighted to swim in." Piscine grew to be a seeker of God as a young man, so the name fit perfectly. Piscine got his nickname of Pi when he decided to shorten his name to stop the teasing from his classmates who called him "Pissing." Pi had one older brother, Ravi. Pi grew up at a zoo and his father was the zookeeper. He grew up knowing and loving all the animals. As a young man, he had a love for theology and he was a seeker of God. He practiced his native Hinduism, but he also practiced Islam and Christianity. Pi, as...

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