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When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.

Life of Pi, Chapter 45

What does this still image from the film suggest about the challenges of surviving in the conditions Pi finds himself?

The fight for survival is central to understanding Life of Pi and it brings with it many moral dilemmas. In order to survive, Pi eats fish despite always being vegetarian; Orange Juice fights the hyena ferociously; the blind Frenchman on the island turns towards cannibalism.

For discussion

Clip 1: Trailer

Clip 2: Pi & the flying fish