Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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In a survival situation, a person’s main struggle is the battle within rather than the physical forces opposing oneself because, in order to survive the physical forces of nature, one must first have inner strength. To begin, in order to survive a life and death situation, one must have emotional strength by finding a balance between one’s savage and civilized self. The initial example found in Life of Pi is when Pi realizes that he must not kill Richard Parker, but instead he must keep Richard Parker alive to ensure his survival. Pi then devises a training program so that he can live in harmony with Richard Parker in order to survive: “I had to devise a training program for Richard Parker. I had to make him understand that I was the top