LOP: Chapter 25-30 (Chapter 29 (1970) (Kian Petersen) (Emigration (New…
LOP: Chapter 25-30
Chapter 29 (1970) (Kian Petersen)
"Leaving in the hope of a better life"
New Prime minister changes laws of India.
Pi's Father has bad blood with the new prime minister and this affected father and his business as she had the ability to appear at the zoo and shut it down.
"The camel at the zoo was unfazed, but that straw broke fathers back."
“ The New India split to pieces and collapsed
in Father’s mind. Mother assented. We would bolt”
The new government is taking a toll on Pi's father and is making him unstable.
Pi's mother came to the assumption in her head that due to what has happened, they will leave India.
The word "bolt" also has a negative connotation as it relates to a storm and is fore-shadowing as it is the storm that ship-wreck the ship in part two which also causes trouble for Pi.
When Pi finds out that their family is moving to Canada he does not understand how they will be able to cope with living in a completely different environment on the other side of the world.
Pi priorities are the animals in this point in time as he does not realise that the world goes on around him and he does not worry about the politics of the world.
Chapter 26 (Mitchel L)
Why is it so interesting that Pi’s mother offers him a copy of “Robinson Crusoe” ?
Robinson Crusoe is a book about a man who is trapped on a uninhabited island, in complete isolation. this can be seen as foreshadowing, this is the same circumstances that PI will find himself facing in the future.
PI's logic behind getting a prayer rug and baptised ?
PI wants to pray outside without getting his pants dirty
PI is going to attend a christian school and there for wants to receive a proper baptism of christ
(Imtiyaaz Amardien) Chapter 25:
Pi condemns narrow-minded, judgmental religious practitioners in a similar way that he condemns bad zookeepers – they give both their lifestyles a bad name.
It was difficult for Pi to practise religion in the way he wanted to