THE NOVEL VS. THE FILM VERSIONS OF LIFE OF PI

1. THE NOVEL VS. THE FILM VERSIONS OF LIFE OF PI: Compare and contrast of the novel and film versions of The Life of Pi in order to explore the meaning and purpose of the story. Does the film adapt the story of the novel effectively, or does it leave out some crucial elements in a way that entirely changes our interpretation of the story? Make sure that you are accurate about both the film and the novel, and that you pay attention to the construction of each, in writing this essay. Note that in this comparative essay, instead of merely listing the differences between the two, you should consider one or two important differences in depth and show how they affect the way we understand the story. For instance you might consider how the two adaptations each deal with telling the two versions of the story differently, and make an argument about why they each handle the double narrative structure in a particular way, or you might examine the two endings side by side to determine what truth or unique insight each one shows about the story