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Life of Pi - Part 1 Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 5 Summary

The story about how Piscine got his name is not over. As he grew up and entered school, the trouble he received for his name was never ending from his classmates to his teachers. No one could properly pronounce his name, so they chose to call him names such as "Pissing Patel."

Finally Piscine got to change schools and attend the medium secondary school where his brother went. On the first day of school, all the students took their turns introducing themselves. When it came time for Piscine to introduce himself, he ran to the chalkboard and wrote "My name is Piscine Molitor Patel, known to all as Pi Patel." Pi repeated his introduction in each one of his classes. Much to Pi's delight, the name stuck.

Part 1 Chapter 5 Analysis

We now know the full story of Pi's name. This scene is significant because it...

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