Life of Pi Part 2, Chapter 84 Summary
How It All Goes Down
- Pi wakes up to a loud blast. He looks over the edge of the boat and sees a large eye. It's a whale.
- Pi then discusses whales and the hunting of whales, dolphins, albatrosses, shearwaters, and the masked booby.
- None of these birds, he says, ever announced land, though this chapter functions more or less as a fiesta of literary references: Moby-Dick, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and the story of Noah.
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