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Life of Pi - Part 2 Chapter 66 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Pi fished voraciously, experimenting with a variety of methods and equipment. He had to catch as many fish as possible to keep Richard Parker satisfied. He ended up fishing the most with gaffs. The gaff was a tubular tool, about 5 feet long, with a handle and ring for a rope at one end and a large hook at the other end. He would hook the fish underneath their gills. The fish's instinct was to swim upward and he would pull it up onto his raft. He also used his cargo net with hidden hooks sewn into it. In addition to fish, he began catching turtles, which were easy to catch but very difficult to land on the boat because they usually weighed around 130 pounds.

Analysis

Pi is amazed at how much of a savage he's become. He was raised as a strict vegetarian and never killed anything...

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