What is a good passage analysis for Life of Pi?

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This question is wide open for various answers from various readers. Different readers are going to gravitate toward different passages for analysis. Additionally, the analysis could go a variety of directions. The analysis could be looking at the grammatical structures and/or literary devices used. The analysis could be looking to examine things like tone, mood, character, and/or theme as well. For me, my favorite passage from the entire text occurs near the very end of the book when Pi is telling Chiba and Okamoto about his time at sea. He tells them his incredible story, and they find it too difficult to believe. Pi tells a different version of his story, that contains all of the same necessary facts and also doesn't answer the same mysteries. Pi then asks the men which story they preferred, and they admit it is the one with the animals.

"Neither explains the sinking of the Tsimtsum."

"That's right."

"Neither...

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