The are once again in bad faith.

The film analysis will be based on the film “Waking Life” and “Life Of Pi.” The film is about lucid dreaming and the existence of reality. In a sense, the film is a documentary than a fictional storyline. In the film, the main character Wiley Wiggins questions the reality he is living in and throughout has a wake-up call where he “wakes” up from his dreams. The second wake up call is the call to freedom. Every time a person makes an excuse for not completing something they desire or feel obligated to do, they are technically living in bad faith. On the other side, if they blindly follow someone’s else commands and do not take responsibility for their actions, they are once again in bad faith. Since they are responsible for creating their actions, they are responsible for creating themselves. In this particular scene, Wiley attends a  lecture by  Robert Solomon who is a philosophy professor, at the University of Texas. He is speaking about existentialism to his class and is presenting it in an optimistic light as a philosophy of creative freedom. When the class lesson is over, the professor tells the main character that he does not agree with the postmodernist theory because it portrays humans as social constructions which allow individuals to have excuses for their behaviour. Robert tries to explain his thoughts towards existentialism. Robert’s speech hints at the concept of everyday life that is held by most people which include the ideological explanation of life. The idea that everyone is pushed and shoved by large institutions like corporations or trapped in the roles as members of roles as given religion,sex or race. Matter and social roles are tests of their freedom: everyone as individuals cannot transcend them and begin to become only bones and flesh with nothing more than custom and habits.Life of Pi is about a cargo ship that sinks while leaving everyone besides a hyena, an organ-tan, a zebra, a Royal Bengal tiger and a 16-year-old boy named Pi Patel on a surviving vessel. Existentialist believe that everyone is born of nothingness and that everyone leaves the world with nothing if they do not find their purpose in life. The lens has two viewpoints. Man does not have existence unless he creates it for himself and that essence is before existence.  A person essence otherwise their purpose allows them to exist in this world. Within the novel, there are several references. For example. The primary character Pi is trying to find himself through all the religions he has taken upon himself to find his purpose in attempting to be apart of them in sort of way. Though his parents believe that this is just an ordinary interest and will eventually pass. begin to explain to him that he should remain with the religion he was born as. Since he was born a Hindu and believes in Hinduism, which the concept of karma and reincarnation are significantly important. Karma decides what form they will take on once their soul has left their previous form. This idea of belief is stating that Pi Patel is not tied down by his physical attributes but he is defined by what he does in his life and image he creates for himself and this god will decide what his next form will be. Therefore, he is not defined by his physical body or instinctual human needs. It is his job to see beyond that. Alongside, Pi does coincide with this concept when he is abandoned on the boat but he yet still prays five times a day due to the beliefs of Islam. Though the actions committed to the ship proved otherwise, he remained hopeful and felt that he was not abandoned by God and believed that he had a purpose for his birth.Throughout the novel “Life of Pi” and “Hamlet” alongside the film “Waking Life” there tends to be a strong comparison between both of these stories. In particular, the consistent theme of death and suffering occurs multiple times in the literary forms and media text. “To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in mind to suffer” This quote shows the emotion of how quickly one can cease to exist. The author of Hamlet, Shakespeare is known for having his characters die throughout the novels he writes. The main character Hamlet is left questioning the concept of suicide on numerous of occasions while death is consistently plagued his life. Beginning with the murder of his father, then the killing of Polonius and his lover’s suicide, it seems as if there is an endless string of deaths. Ultimately, Hamlet loses his life by being poisoned by Laertes’ sword. The main character of “Life of Pi,” Pi Patel also goes through a similar experience by handling with the death of his family in a short amount of time. As stated in Chapter 46, “They were dead; I could no longer deny it. What a thing to acknowledge in your heart!” Throughout the novel, the most saddening passage would be the part where Pi speaks to the writer of the death of his entire family. His sadness slowly begins to become overwhelming as he finally begins to accept this loss. “I lay down on the tarpaulin and spent the whole night weeping and grieving, my face buried in my arms.” Pi is left with his suffering alongside a vicious tiger that accompanies him during his journey. In both of the novels, the main male characters are confronted with the worst possibility of death and suffering. A theme that primary controls the storyline of these. Martel’s and Shakespeare’s novels portray powerful themes that present religion, determination and death. Alongside, both storylines are about two very different male, leading characters, that exquisitely display how faith and strength in determination can help them get through even the worst of times. Alongside the novels, the film “Waking Life” carries a theme of death and suffering. There is a scene which a couple is laying in bed early morning questioning the concepts of death and eh aspect to which it convinces and conveys the idea that it may be a false reality. They discuss the belief of reincarnation and the possibility that many humans carry their soul and not someone’s soul that existed several decades ago. Due to the rate of death compared to the number of births does not necessarily add up. Similar to Life of Pi, the choice made on earth tie back down to the idea of reincarnation and suffering.  Overall, all three forms of text strongly question and convey the theme of death as a whole.