Summary and Analysis: Part Three—Benito Juárez Infirmary, Tomatlán, Mexico—Chapters 95-100
Told from the point of view of the author's persona, this chapter summarizes how Mr. Tomohiro Okamoto and Mr. Atsuro Chiba from the Japanese Ministry of Transport's Maritime Department make their way from California down to Tomatlán Mexico to interview Pi about the sinking of the Tsimtsum. They get lost because a poorly folded map causes them to read "Tomatán" as "Tomatlán." Chapters 96-99 are excerpts from the transcript of their conversation with Pi.
The fact that these men drove over a thousand miles to get answers about why the Tsimtsum sank shows the intensity of the human need for meaning. The fact...
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