Study Guide

Life of Pi Part 2, Chapter 72

By Yann Martel

Part 2, Chapter 72

  • Pi makes a shield from a hawksbill shell. He begins Stage 2 of the RP Training Program: stamping on the edge of the tarpaulin until RP smacks the turtle shell out of his hands.
  • Pi learns to read RP's signals.
  • Pi can now back down from RP and, if RP gets too close, Pi rocks the boat and blows on his whistle.
  • This is effective. The training program is working.