In these two stories Pi and Keesh both use survival skills to survive in their extreme environments.
In “The Story of Keesh” by Jack London Keesh uses whale bone covered in meat to injure the polar bears that he hunts and then he would finish the polar bear with his spear.
To survive in an extreme environment you need intelligence and the will to survive.
In “The Story of Keesh” by Jack London Keesh kills polar bears to survive because he gets little food from the tribe.
He never gives up because he realizes the true beauty of life.
He sees that it is too precious for anyone to simply give up without doing everything in their ability to continue living.
It helps those in dangerous situations to do what is necessary.
While many people may think these survivors are stupid for getting into these situations, they are more often admired for their bravery that got them out of it.
He does this by using his brains instead of brute force.
In the “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel, Pi uses his brains to access food and water.