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Date Created: 02/09/15
Eng 104 Week 4 1262015 Reading discussed in class Life of Pi Chapters 118 Next class Chapters 1936 Class Discussion Read The Animal That Therefore I am by Jacques Derrida Summary The word animals should not be a category for all living organisms Question What is the cultural social or imaginative purpose of a 200 0 We go to the 200 to learn about the natural world around us and the animals 0 Seeing an animal in person is different from simply reading about the animal Vocabulary Speciesism To prejudice the value of one species over another Anthropomorphism attribute human feelings thoughts culture or other characteristics to an animal Eng 104 Week 4 12815 Reading due Chapters 1936 Next class Chapters 3752 Essay No discussion Talked about essay due Friday See handout on Blackboard for 128 Eng 104 Week 4 13015 Reading discussed in class Chapters 3752 Next class Chapters 5368 Class Discussion Question Does the lifeboat symbolize anything 0 Faith The boat is keeping Pi safe and afloat the same way his faith does for his life Question Pi s name Piscine Moliter Patel was inspired by a Parisian swimming pool that is incredible and beautiful His nickname Pi is a circle s circumference divided by its diameter Is there any significance 0 With being named after a pool his name served as foreshadow to that his life would be strongly impacted by water 0 With his nickname this might symbolize life being a continuous circle Question What is the role of imagination in this book 0 It is a possibility that every animal in his boat represents different characters in his life meaning the animals were a hallucination or he imagined them Question Do the animals in the boat represent different forms of the human identity 0 See zoomorphism vocab word week 3 0 It is harder to hallucinate humans because of the human interaction than it is to hallucinate animals because of the companionship
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