The Relativity of Truth in Life of Pi

Doesn't the telling of something always become a story?... Isn't telling about something -- using words, English or Japanese -- already something of an invention? Isn't just looking upon this world already something of an invention?... The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?Doesn't that make life a story?

The truth about God

Pi extends the idea of truth to the question of God. First of all, he suggests, that like any other idea, the idea of God is introduced to us by someone else. Through stories, mostly. Which means, there will be an element of story, an element of invention in it. This is what religions do so brilliantly. They selectively twist the reality and make fantastical stories in order to bring out the real essence of the life itself.

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