Pi sees all living beings as equals who should be treated fairly. In the beginning of the story, Pi sets sail in a cargo ship with his family and several cages full of zoo animals. The ship begins to sink and Pi jumps onto a lifeboat where he coincidentally finds himself alone with a diverse group of zoo animals. This group includes a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a tiger. In the boat with the different animals, Pi doesn’t discriminate against any particular animal and learns to coexist with them all on board. He does not favor a particular animal nor does he treat one as inferior to the others. In his eyes, each and every living being on board has equal rights. This goes to show that in real life, Pi would indeed support a boycott of the Olympics. The situation here is very similar to the lifeboat. Just like he did not discriminate against any particular animal on board, he would never discriminate against a group of people in the world who have their own opinions and beliefs. A great comparison can be made between Pi Patel and Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King had a dream that people should not be judged by the colour of their skin but rather by the content of their character. He fought for the freedom and rights of African Americans who were at the time used as slaves by the white community. Pi would do the same and fight for people of the LGBT community. He would push for their equality rights amongst all other athletes participating in the Olympics.

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