Study Guide

Life of Pi Part 1, Chapter 12

By Yann Martel

Part 1, Chapter 12

  • The author interjects. Pi gets agitated sometimes in the telling of his story. And the author, for some reason, told Pi he likes spicy food when, really, it makes his "digestive tract twist and groan in agony like a boa constrictor that has swallowed a lawn mower" (1.12.2). Sounds painful.