Life of Pi

Life of Pi


Yann Martel

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Life of Pi: Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Pi admits that there are still some animals who escape or try to escape from zoos. He says that this is usually the result of bad care or the animal experiencing sudden stress, especially if it feels that something is invading its territory. Pi curses the bad zookeepers whose animals want to escape, saying that they give all zoos a bad name.
Pi’s lament of bad zookeeping prefigures his lament of bad religious practitioners – bad zookeepers, like narrow-minded, hateful religious people, give zoology and religion bad names, making people think that both zoos and religion restrict freedom.
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