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‘Life of Pi’ examines a kind of faith beyond all reason

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By Fran Salone-Pelletier, Religion Columnist

From the opening pages of Yann Martel’s novel “Life of Pi,” the reader is faced with the reality of suffering as a gift in human life.
He reminds us, “When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.”
If no other message was gleaned from this magical parable, this one is more than sufficient. Certainly, Pi suffered, from the torment he received as a result of his given name to the tragic losses he endured as an orphaned youth.


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