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Life of Pi - Part 1 Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 14 Summary

The animal most agreeable to the wishes of the trainer is the one with the lowest social standing of the group—the omega. The omega animal sees that it can gain the most by maintaining closeness to the alpha male. So generally, it is the omega animals that are asked to do the most difficult tricks because they are the most eager to please.

Part 1 Chapter 14 Analysis

In this chapter we continue to learn more about animal behavior and hierarchy. We learn that the omega, or less dominant, animal is preferred for training. Having this knowledge will undoubtedly be useful to understanding Pi's story. Pi is imparting his zoological knowledge to the reader so that the reader will understand future events in the story.

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