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Life of Pi - Study Guide Part 1 Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 22 Summary

Pi briefly imagines the point just before one meets death and how it must be for an atheist or an agnostic. He imagines the atheist's instant change of heart to believe when he sees the white light. The agnostic continues his doubt and explains the white light away as the chemistry of the brain's failing.

Part 1 Chapter 22 Analysis

The author shows the reader how Pi uses some of the phrases of divine consciousness, especially relating to death and the lives of atheists and agnostics and how they discover their lives are mundane and non-spiritual only at their deaths. The author is surprised by how struck he is that his own life may be flat and lacking. In the presence of a man as pious as Pi, he feels that his life lacks depth.

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