Life of Pi

Nick Crawford
Pre-AP English 2
14 August 2011
Novel Collection
  A. Great sentences
  1. “If a man, boldest and most intelligent of creatures, won’t wander from place to place, stranger to all, beholden to none, why would an animal.” (pg. 16).
  2. “Why make dirty what is beautiful, spoil what is perfect?” “Love. That was father martin’s answer.” (pg. 54).
  3. “When push came to shove, he transcended his limited human frame with strength no man could have and weapons no man could handle.” (pg. 55).
  4. “It was striking looking in an ugly sort of way, with a rugged, yellowish brown shell about three feet long and spotted (pg. 123).
  5. “I was alone and orphaned, in the middle of the pacific, hanging on to an oar, an adult tiger in front of me, a storm raging about me.” (pg. 107)

  B. Definitions
  1. Zoology: Noun, A branch of science dealing with animals. My majors were religious studies and zoology. (pg. 3).
  2.   Sikh: Noun, A type of religion that believes in one God and is slightly different compared to Hindu.
Some thought I was P. Singh and that I was a Sikh, and they wondered why I wasn’t wearing a turban. (pg. 20).
  3. Atheist: Noun, A person who doesn’t believe there is a God. Mr. Kumar was the first avowed atheist I ever met. (pg. 25).
  4. Agnostics: Noun, Somebody who believes that it is impossible to know if God exists. It is not the atheists who got me stuck in my craw but agnostics. (pg. 28).
  5. Anthropomorphized: Verb, Someone who believes there is no way to prove there is a God. I would like to say In my own defense that though I may have anthropomorphized the animals tell they spoke fluent English. (pg. 34).
  6. Qur’an: Noun, The sacred text for the religion of Islam. He was a hafiz, one who knows the Qur’an by heart. (pg. 62).
  7. Geotectonic: adjective, Part of the large tectonic plates on the earth’s crust. Accelerated Geotectonic. (pg. 110).
  8. Tamils: Noun, a member of a Dravidian people...