Questions to assist planning... What do you know about Yann Martel? Comment briefly on Magical Realism and Life of Pi? Comment briefly on the psychological background to this novel. How does Martell hook the reader from the opening paragraph ? What impression do you get of the narrator in this opening chapter? Support your answer with quotations (PEE). Comment also on the frame narrative. How does Martell create tension and suspense in this chapter through: · setting · characterisation · mood/tone? · imagery How does Martell use language effectively? You might include: · Short sentences for effect · Ellipsis · Adjectives/adverbs · Figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification) · Repetition · Senses What do you expect to happen in the rest of the novel? Give reasons to support your ideas. (Comment on the themes that are evident in this opening chapter?) Does Martell end on a cliff-hanger? How does he end the chapter making the reader want to know more?