Life of Pi Summary and Analysis: Part Two—The Pacific Ocean—Chapters 58-67

Yann Martel

Summary and Analysis: Part Two—The Pacific Ocean—Chapters 58-67

Chapter 58:
Summary
Pi reads the survival manual included in the lifeboat's supplies and then makes further plans for survival, such as training Richard Parker, fishing, and improving his raft. He then falls into despair over his situation.

Analysis
Despite Pi's despair, this chapter demonstrates his embrace of his responsibility for keeping himself alive.

Chapters 59-60:
Summary
Pi's hunger and thirst bring him out of his despair. He pulls his raft next to the lifeboat and retrieves rations, drinks rain water, and splashes his urine on the tarpaulin and locker lid to mark his territory. He then sets...

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