Study Guide

Life of Pi Part 2, Chapter 40

By Yann Martel

Part 2, Chapter 40

  • We're back to the end of Chapter 37: Richard Parker has pulled himself up into the lifeboat and Pi is in the water.
  • Pi watches shark fins slice through the water. This, he thinks, is not good.
  • He wedges his oar in between the tarpaulin and the bow of the boat and pulls himself up. He's now on an oar above shark-infested waters. And Richard Parker is still in the boat.