A Comparitive Analysis on the Film Adaptation of Life of Pi

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A COMPARITIVE ANALYSIS ON THE FILM ADAPTATION OF
LIFE OF PI

ASSIGNMENT SUBMITTED BY
C.H. SAI PRADYUMNA REDDY (2009A7TS087H)
ANEKETH T (2009AAPS048H)
I RAVI THEJA (2009AAPS057H)
RAM BABU T (2009C6PS644H)

FAITHFULNESS & CREDIBILITY OF THE FILM ADAPTATION

No matter how it is judged, a film adaptation owes something to its original i.e., an adaptation of a novel owes something to that novel. An Adaptation can fall into three categories based on how faithful it has been in representating the facts and spirit of the novel. a) Borrowing : It is the “most frequently used mode of adaptation”. In this case that artist is using a novel’s material or ideas and form. In this situation the adapter is hoping to gain credibility for his work
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An avowed vegetarian, he must kill fish and eat their flesh. As time progresses, he becomes more brutish about it, tearing apart birds and greedily stuffing them in his mouth, the way Richard Parker does. After Richard Parker mauls the blind Frenchman, Pi uses the man’s flesh for bait and even eats some of it, becoming cannibalistic in his unrelenting hunger. In his second story to the Japanese investigators, Pi is Richard Parker. He kills his mother’s murderer. Parker is the version of himself that Pi has invented to make his story more palatable, both to himself and to his audience. The brutality of his mother’s death and his own shocking act of revenge are too much for Pi to deal with, and he finds it easier to imagine a tiger as the killer, rather than himself in that role.

REPRESENTATION OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY IN BOTH THE ART FORMS
Book :
Life of Pi begins with an old man in Pondicherry who tells the narrator, “I have a story that will make you believe in God.” Storytelling and religious belief are two closely linked ideas in the novel. On a literal level, each of Pi’s three religions, Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam, come with its own set of tales and fables, which are used to spread the teachings and illustrate the beliefs of the faith. Pi enjoys the wealth of stories, but he also senses that, as Father Martin assured him was true of Christianity, each of these stories might simply be

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