Life of Pi

Life of Pi

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Life of Pi Chapter 87 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Pi develops a method of slightly asphyxiating himself, which creates a pleasing sensation. He takes a piece of cloth (which he calls his “dream rag”), wets it with seawater, and drapes it over his face as he rests. He has strange thoughts and dreams in this state, and time seems to pass by more swiftly.
The dream rag is another incarnation of Pi’s penchant for storytelling and religious faith – choosing a pleasant fiction over a cruel, boring reality.
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