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Life of Pi - Part 2 Chapter 79 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 79 Summary

Pi noticed that there were sharks around the lifeboat all the time, mainly at sunrise and sunset. Pi could catch the sharks with his bare hands when they swam past the boat. He would throw them over to Richard Parker's area of the boat. The tiger would paw at the sharks until he had clubbed them to death and then eat them. Once a shark got hold of one of Richard Parker's paws and injured the tiger. Pi would catch the small, young sharks and kill and eat them himself.

Part 2 Chapter 79 Analysis

Pi continues to characterize his existence, one of his sources of food being sharks. One of the main sources of Pi's entertainment was watching the tiger and how he reacted to certain things. In this chapter, he enjoyed watching Richard Parker's response to the shark, not having any experience with predatory fish...

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