Savagery In Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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When Pi was very young, he experienced something that would change his view and belief of animals forever. This belief is first introduced with force to Pi when his father starves a tiger for three days and then puts a live goat on the other end of the already starving tigers cage. This leads to what is to be expected. Pi explains about his experience, “I don’t know if I saw blood before I turned to my Mother’s arms or if I daubed it on later, in my memory, with a big brush. But I heard. It was enough to scare the living vegetarian daylights out of me. Mother bundled us out. We were in hysterics.”(Martel 36) This gruesome act of savagery was shown to Pi and his older brother when they were still quite young and an experience of that severity