Study Guide

Life of Pi Part 2, Chapter 48

By Yann Martel

Part 2, Chapter 48

  • In this chapter, Pi tells us how Richard Parker was named.
  • A panther had been killing people in Bangladesh. A professional hunter set up a trap.
  • Instead of the panther, a tiger shows up. He tranquilizes the tiger. In a clerical error, the hunter's name, Richard Parker, gets attached to the tiger.
  • Thus we have Richard Parker the tiger.