All of us, at some point in our lives, have discussed the existence of God; debating on whether some supreme power governing our life actually exists. Very few films have had the power to influence this thinking of ours and ‘Life of Pi’ is one of them. Here are some life lessons that Ang Lee’s magnum opus can teach us:
1. The fittest always survives
One among the many picturesque scenes in the movie is when thousands of ‘flying fish’ pass through Pi’s boat, many of them falling inside the boat as well. As a bewildered Pi beholds the unusual sighting, a huge fish lands on their boat and Richard Parker advances towards it. A disgruntled Pi then confronts the Tiger for the big fish, making it clear that it must be his, “Mine! Mine!”. A vegetarian since his childhood, he is then forced to kill the fish and eat it. Pi weeps as he thanks the Lord for saving his life by coming in the form of a fish. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is another valuable life lesson this movie teaches us.
2. Never lose hope, because miracles do happen