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Life of Pi - Part 2 Chapter 69 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 69 Summary

Often Pi saw what he thought were lights in the distance. Just in case they were ships, he set off a flare each time. One of his most vivid memories from his time as a castaway was the smell of the flares. To him they smelled just like cumin, which instantly transported him back to his hometown and a better time and place. His flares were never seen and to this day the smell of flares reminds him of the ocean and no longer of his childhood home.

Part 2 Chapter 69 Analysis

Pi's hope is still alive. The theme of hope and will to live are very important to this story and to Pi's survival. He continued to set off flares each time he thought he saw lights until all his flares were gone. He becomes deeply disappointed when the lights turn out to be nothing...

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