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Life of Pi Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2 Chapter 87 Summary

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Part 2 Chapter 87 Summary

One of Pi's methods of escapism was to temporarily asphyxiate himself by putting a cloth over his face. When he put the cloth over his face and fell into a daze, he would experience the most amazing dreams and hallucinations. Using his "dream rag" helped him pass the time.

Part 2 Chapter 87 Analysis

Pi needed to periodically escape his situation and did so by putting a wet rag over his face and partially asphyxiating himself. The hours passed very slowly at times and the rag trick helped them pass more quickly. Now that Pi no longer had to be on guard against Richard Parker all the time, he had more time to relax and find alternate ways to entertain himself.

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