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Life of Pi - Study Guide Part 1 Chapter 32 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 32 Summary

Pi discussed the strange living arrangements of some of the zoo animals. He likened it to anthropomorphism, where an animal takes another being and treats it like it would one of its own kind. He cites the example of the goats living with the rhinos and an example of a mouse living peacefully in the viper cage for a few weeks. He explains the phenomenon that life sometimes has a brand of denial and craziness that enables it to survive and save itself.

Part 1 Chapter 32 Analysis

The behavior of the animals is also an important theme of this book and in this chapter, animals and creation are further characterized by Pi. This chapter provides one more example of how life breaks its own rules to survive. Animals are not self-aware which helps them to survive. For example, if the mouse living with the vipers realized...

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