Life of Pi Summary and Analysis: Part One—Toronto and Pondicherry—Chapters 12-21

Yann Martel

Summary and Analysis: Part One—Toronto and Pondicherry—Chapters 12-21

Chapter 12:
Summary
The author discusses how much telling his story upsets Pi, and how spicy the food is that Pi serves.

Analysis
These unrelated details go together thematically; Pi has not "digested" the "spicy" story he lived through in the past, just as the author cannot in the present.

Chapters 13-14:
Summary
These two brief chapters both discuss pack relations. Chapter 13 notes that an animal will attack primarily to protect its territory and that a trainer must gain a psychological edge over an animal by establishing territorial ownership before the animal does. Chapter 14 follows this by...

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