In Life of Pi sixteen year old Piscine Patel gets stranded at sea on a life boat after the cargo ship that he and his family was traveling on sank. Along with Pi on the boat is a wounded zebra, a hyena, a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, and a female orangutan name Orange Juice who floated in on a net of bananas. Stricken with fear by the hyena and tiger Pi quickly learned that he would need to conquer the animals if he was going to have any chance of survival. Being the son of an important zookeeper in India Pi had learned at a young age all about exotic animals, their habits and what they need to survive. This strong incite made him well prepared to take on the animals, but before he was able to start the hyena ate the wounded zebra alive and killed Orange Juice.
Book report Storm Warriors Author: Elisa Carbone Genre: Historical fiction is a story whose characters and events are set in a real period of history. Summary: Nathan is a young African American boy, who dreams of becoming a fearless surf man with Pea Island’s Elite lifesaving crew. However, his father, a fisherman, doesn’t want Nathan to risk his life rescuing people from shipwrecks. Nevertheless, Nathan studies medical books and learn critical lifesaving skills. The hurricane hits the Outer Banks, and a ship sunk and was drowning.
Multiple times, the two are seemingly torn apart for good only to bump back into each other in the next chapter. The first time this happens is in chapter XV when the duo loses each other in a bout of heavy fog. Huck describes the fog on page 81 by saying, “I see the fog closing down, and it made me so sick and scared I couldn’t budge for most a half a minute it seemed to me- and then there warn’t no raft in sight; and you couldn’t see twenty yards.” For the next few hours, Huck floats along blindly with no sign of Jim. Hours later, however; “Then I see another speck, and chased that; then another, and this time I was right. It was the raft.” Huck says this after he had traveled for a good long time and even slept into the night.
A passing by ship sees the smoke and the boys are finally rescued. Now, in the movie Madagascar, Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are put on a boat to be shipped to Africa. When Marty and Alex start to argue, they all fall off of the boat and wash up onto an island. They search the island and come across a lot of lemurs. The lemurs feed them only once, which is not satisfying to Alex at all!
The Do family fled to Australia as refugees in 1980 In his 2010 autobiography, The Happiest Refugee, Anh tells of how his family survived five days in a leaky fishing boat nine and a half metres long and two metres wide and packed with 40 Vietnamese refugees fleeing across the Indian Ocean. “We were crammed in like sardines,” he said. He was sick from dehydration and his desperate mother could not do anything to help him. He almost didn’t make it to Australia and everyone came close to losing their lives on the sea as they were escaping in the crowded and small boat.They were attacked by pirates twice. His brother, Khoa Do, was held dangling over the edge by the pirates, but fortunately, his life was spared for an unknown reason.
All week I’ve been hearing different stories about this. Some are even saying he caught the whale wit his bare hands! Yet still, everyone thinks it is a joke. I saw Ambroise talking to Clovis, the banker’s son, a few days ago. He was saying that he was going to catch another whale and bring Clovis along as a witness.
“Gentlemen Your Verdict” by Michael Bruce, is a story that begins in a court room. The men in the courtroom were survivors of a submarine crash. There were 20 men in the submarine originally at the beginning of their trip. But when they crashed at the bottom of the ocean, the captain estimated that it would take a week for rescue, and the crew had 3 days of air. Someone had to go, but whom?
As soon as doodle and his brother finished eating they went off to Horsehead Landing. When they reached the landing, Doodle was to tired to swim, so he just went with the tides. After they had drifted a long way, clouds started to gather and turn black. When Doodle and his brother finally reach Horsehead Landing they heard lightning scream, it silenced the sea. By that time Doodle was exhausted and terrified, and so he fainted into a pile of mud, his brother surprisingly helped him up, and decided to go back home.
(United States History, n.d.) Kennedy unlike Eisenhower, who was a great World War II commander, joined the Navy as junior officer but a bad back kept him from combat service. He was named commander of an 80-foot patrol torpedo boat whose operations were in the Solomon Island. (United States History, n.d.) After a collision with a Japanese destroyer Kennedy and other crewmen made their way to a small island where they survived on coconuts and rainwater, but were later rescued by Navy. (History.army.mil, 2006) Kennedy’s heroic actions honored him with a Purple Heart and later the Gallantry in Action medal. With his heroic servings on his side, Kennedy campaigned for a seat in the U.S.
The Real Story in Life of Pi The difference between fiction and reality is not always evident to those who are unable or unwilling to recognize the difference. In Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi, he wants the reader to decipher whether his first story or his second story is real. The first story consists of the protagonist, Piscine Patel, being trapped on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, Richard Parker, and many other animals from his father’s zoo after they were lost together at sea. In the second story, Piscine tells us that he was actually on a lifeboat with a chef, his mother, and a sailor, where the characters were changed to animals to help him cope with his loss. Martel clearly wishes the reader to understand why “Pi” might have been more truthful in the one story rather than the other.