life of pi story of keesh

894 words 4 pages
Yaritza Nunez February 2, 2015
808 Ms.Riley “The Story of Keesh and the Life of Pi” In a short story named “The Story of Keesh” and a novel excerpt named “The Life of Pi” both authors, Jack London and Yann Martel, develop certain qualities in characters who find the strength in themselves to want to survive when in extreme situations. Both Keesh and Pi obtain three traits that help them survive in these extreme environments such as bravery, intelligence and strategic plans. First, an example in which Keesh uses
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Then into the hollow goes the whalebone. After that it is put outside where it freezes into a little round ball. The bear swallows the round ball, the blubber melts, the whalebone with its sharp ends stands out straight, the bear gets sick, and when the bear is very sick, why, you kill him with a spear.” This shows how Keesh develops a strategy in which a whalebone is placed in blubber and frozen. Then the predator eats it, the blubber ball unfreezes, the predator gets sick, and you kill it. This blubber ball invention was crucial to the survival of Keesh because the blubber balls helped Keesh hunt therefore without this, Keesh might’ve been killed in the process of hunting. In conclusion, Keesh in “The Story of Keesh” and Pi in “The Life of Pi” are brave, intelligent and strategic which helps them survive in extreme environments. Keesh is brave by going hunting despise the dangers while Pi risked his life with a tiger named, Richard Parker by trying to search for water. Keesh was intelligent because he decided to hunt his own meat rather than depending on others while Pi decided to save food for himself for when he was hungrier later on instead of eating it all at once. Last, Keesh was strategic by inventing blubber balls which killed predators while Pi developed ways to tame the tiger, Richard Parker, in order to survive.

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