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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi

pumer1313, December 5, 2011

Piscine Molitor Patel otherwise known as Pi Patel is from India. He had grown up in the city of Pondicherry and had many view on religion and couldn’t make up his mind to which one he liked. His parents finally got tired of his lack of decision making and had in mind to move to Canada. In India his dad had owned a zoo and couldn’t just leave his animals. He decided to sell his animals and the only people to take them were zookeepers in America. The only way he could transport the animals was by freighter across the Pacific. While on the boat he hears strange noises and finds himself frantically searching the ship for an exit. In the meantime tries to run back down the stairs to his family but is stopped by a wall of water. The boat was sinking! He runs to some crew members and is thrown into a life boat. What he doesn’t know is that it is more than just him in that boat. The crew members try to warn him but before he can do anything he is too far away from the sinking boat. He saw a tiger whose name was Richard Parker and helped on the boat without thinking. He finds himself going into a deep sleep which he will never get again for the rest of his survival. When he wakes up he finds a zebra and a hyena on the life boat with him. He also sees an orangutan floating on a huge pile of bananas and also pulls him on board. The hyena ends up killing the zebra and the orangutan. He knew that he was next to be killed by the hyena when Richard Parker wakes up and kills the hyena. From there on they live on the life boat for 227 days. They find an island that was carnivorous, went through a time without food, and ends up living with the tiger the whole time.
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