Study Guide

Life of Pi Part 2, Chapter 84

By Yann Martel

Part 2, Chapter 84

  • 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.