The beginning of Life or Pi (not sure how to underline book titles) this was chapters 1-4, give <!–more us a view of Pi's life, coming of his name, beginnings and sets the scene and reasoning for the book. Some of the recent themes include Religion, Jealousy, fear and being taught a certain way. We find that Pi or Piscine has been to several countries and practices many religions. It also introduces how cruel people can be. We discover that Pi has had many different experiences but that his childhood started at an amazing family zoo.