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Life of Pi Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2 Chapter 81 Summary

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Part 2 Chapter 81 Summary

In thinking back, Pi finds it hard to believe that he survived his relationship with Richard Parker. He attributes his survival with the tiger to two things, Richard Parker's tendency toward seasickness and the fact that Pi provided all his food and water. The tiger would not have survived had it not been for Pi providing for him. These actions gifted Pi with the power over the tiger.

Part 2 Chapter 81 Analysis

In this chapter, Pi explains how his survival depended on gaining power. As we read at the beginning of the book, gaining power was about conquering his will and finding that he had a strong will to live. To live, he had to gain power over the tiger, which he has been able to do by making the tiger dependent on him for food and water.

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