Talk to your kids about…
Life of Pi
Which version of the story do you believe? Why do you think it is the more likely version of Pi’s experience? Pi asks the visiting writer why his story should have to mean anything. Do you think this story is supposed to have meaning? If so, what do you think it is?
Why is Pi drawn to religion? How does he hope to find meaning in life? How does Pi’s girlfriend and the other young dancers use dance to express their love of God? Why does Pi’s father consider religion to be darkness?
What does the Patel’s family experience with the cook on the ship reveal about their standing in society in India? What cultural and societal adjustments do immigrants have to make when they movie to a new country?
What things does Pi’s father teach him about animals? How does that knowledge help him deal with the tiger?