Analysis In this chapter, Pi learns his life will be changing forever. Pi must use the advice he gives in the quote to overcome whatever is being foreshadowed. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Switching back to Pi’s narration, he tells the reader about the first time the two Mr. Kumars (talked about earlier in the story) met. Piscine then switches back to the topic of his name and goes on to tell us how he got the nickname Pi. Pi learns that he must move to Canada, and he doesn’t really have a choice in the matter. He meets Pi’s children. It is significant because it makes the reader wonder, what lesson did Pi learn in order for him to be this way? Pondicherry is described as an anomaly, the former capital of what was once French India. Life of Pi opens with a fictional author’s note, explaining the origins of the book. Back to Pi's story: Mr. Kumar the baker asks Pi to visit the zoo, and Pi shows him around. The political troubles weighed heavily on Pi’s father, causing him to take action and move the family to Canada. The Patels sell the zoo and all its animals, but it takes a year to complete the process of moving the animals. Life of Pi Summary of Life of Pi Chapters 29-32 Part 2, 37-41. The author finds out for the first time that Pi is married, and meets his wife, Meena. That he quickly regrets this decision, and realizes that it may imperil his spirit, is also significant. These four chapters all detail various assaults upon religion. • Allusion – “Father said, ‘We’ll sail like Columbus!’ This is significant because Pi’s father wants to “discover” the new world, while Pi believes they already live in the place they have been searching for all along. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Life of Pi Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. It in fact opens with Pi encouraging Richard Parker to enter the lifeboat. Now that Pi has a family of his own the reader sees that everything has turned out the way that it was meant to be. • Personification – “The life of a zoo, like the life of it’s inhabitants in the wild, is precarious.” (Martel 79) The author describes meeting Pi’s wife, Meena Patel, who he didn’t even know existed. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Together they each feed a carrot to a zebra. Pi describes animals as if they are more than what they seem in the grand scheme of life. Pi makes a very specific, quantitative list that goes on for two pages. She’s holding an orange cat in her arms. Why go to a place that makes you feel inferior because everything is so new? A zebra jumps in after him, which causes the boat to drop into the water. • “People move in the hope of a better life.” (Martel 77) Here, in the zoo, that may be true, but in the next section, after the sinking, the zebra will suffer agonizing pain - and in the ugliest manner. Chapter 29:Summary Instead, Pi soon becomes an orphan, with everyone and everything he has ever known sunk into the ocean. Analysis Chapter 22 briefly suggests that the atheist is closer to faith than the agnostic. I can really relate to this section because I know what it is like to be uprooted from everything you once knew and placed somewhere that is totally foreign to you. Pi really doesn’t take anything for granted, especially when it comes to family and nature. We then switch back to the subject of animals. Prior to this catastrophe, Pi has enjoyed the trip immensely, tracking the boat's daily progress with gleeful precision. Change ). Log in here. Why enter this jungle of foreignness where everything is new, strange and difficult?” (Martel 77)