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Life of Pi - Part 2 Chapter 40 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 40 Summary

Pi was now in the churning waters and Richard Parker and the zebra remained in the life boat. Pi was terrified as the water crashed against and over him. Then he saw the dorsal fin of a shark nearby. He had to take drastic measures. He grabbed the floating oar originally meant to scare off Richard Parker and grabbed on to the life boat. He stuck the oar under the tarp and made a perch for himself. He wrapped himself around the oar and raised himself a couple feet out of the water. Had he thought about his chances of survival with a tiger in the boat and sharks in the Pacific below him, he probably would have given up.

Part 2 Chapter 40 Analysis

Pi demonstrates the primal desire of life to survive. He doesn't reason what his chances are for survival; he just clings to...

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