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Piscine's nickname, Pi, has a symbolic relationship with the mathematical pi (Ï) . The ratio of the circumference (circular) of a circle to its diameter (linear) is pi. The correlation between the linear journey to North America and the cycles of doubt and faith are experienced by Pi. Mathematical relationships are calculated and explained logically and rationally by the irrational number pi. Unbelievable .......e

Algae Island

The island itself is symbolic as a Garden of Eden. It offers temporary salvation to Pi, but he must leave the island Eden once he discovers the black forbidden fruit on the twisted branches of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. His illusion of.......


The name of the ship comes from the Kabbalist concept of tsimtsum, where God withdraws himself to make .........


Orange is the color of survival. The whistles, life jacket, lifebuoy, tarpaulin, and Richard Parker are orange. It is ........

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