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Life of Pi - Part 2 Chapter 71 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 71 Summary

Pi laid out his plan to tame the tiger in a nine-step sequence. He chose a day with regular, but calm, waves. First, he used the anchors to create a stable position for the lifeboat with his getaway raft easily accessible. He made a body shield out of a turtle shell for protection. Then he began the training. He provoked the tiger by intruding on the neutral area but was careful not to provoke him too much. The purpose of the intrusion was to provoke the tiger to intrude on Pi's territory. He had to be careful to maintain eye contact with the tiger because whoever won the staredown was the alpha male. Once the tiger trespassed, Pi began blowing the whistle and tripped his anchor so that the boat would move sideways with the boat, which made the tiger hopelessly nauseous. Eventually, the tiger...

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