Life of Pi

Life of Pi


Yann Martel

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Life of Pi: Chapter 60 Summary & Analysis

Pi wakes up once in the night and is terrified by the sublimity of his surroundings, the vastness of the sea and sky. He realizes that his suffering is “taking place in a grand setting,” which makes it seem small and mundane. He prays and falls back asleep.
Pi already has a mind that tends towards religion and philosophy, and now he experiences the true terror and ecstasy of the “sublime” – a philosophical concept referring to an aesthetic greatness beyond all measure.
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