A Story that makes you believe in God

Usually on my holiday I study to prepare my self for the upcoming test or exams but since I wrote my Abitur on April and there is no more test and exam coming up, I decided to give me some time to enjoy myself (something I couldn’t do for the last five months due to bunch of exams and Abitur) in the last holiday.

I saw “Life of Pi” a movie from famous Chinese director, who also made “Hidden Dragon and Crouching Tiger” Ang Lee. The movie fascinated me, dark and horror story yet beautifully wrapped with some faith and hopeful Meaning. The best part in the film is not its visual effects but the quite in the end of the story where Pi told the Japanese detective or investigator his human-story part. Even though the story is quite terrifying yet it gives a nice twist in the story and I learn a lot from it.

Well here is a short summary from “Life of Pi”, which I copy-pasted from Wikipedia
Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

After watching the movie, I ran into my bf’s sister to borrow her “Life of Pi” book, because I couldn’t get enough of the movie and there were some part I couldn’t understand. So since then I read the book and finished it within just three days! Before I was quite surprised because the book was titled with sentence “story that makes you believe in God”. Piscine told two different stories— the story with animal and the story with human and let the writer choose the version so in the end Pi didn’t lead the writer to the specific dogma, instead his story help the writer to consider which version of world he prefer. The sentence “so it goes with God” simply points that we believe in what makes us comfortable or content. That is what the writer does, he believe in the animal story, simply because the story is less terrifying and more beautiful than the other version.

And so it goes with God…


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