Life of Pi released today - you watching it?
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whedon247;63304575]oh ok,thats fair enough
i guess i just wanted the tiger to look back too
so what happened for real? did he spend that time with the tiger really?
Well, that is the question - What (Adult) Pi says is that the story will make you believe in God.... At the end, when the writer says "so what really happened", Pi replies "which story do you prefer". The writer replies "the one with the tiger". Pi says "and so it goes with God". The question is posed to the viewer (or reader) - Which story do you prefer? Therefore do you want to believe the story with the tiger which includes incredible things which you have to take a "leap of faith" to believe, or do you prefer the the story which is believable. This is an analogy for religion - which branch of religion you follow is determined by "which story you prefer". There is no right or wrong answer to whether the tiger was on the boat or not - it is up to the viewer to decide which story they think is true or that they want to be true.
(at least that is my interpretation - I am not saying that is right, or the intention of the film maker, but having seen it 3 times and read the book twice, that is what I concluded).
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