Chapters of Life of Pi pdf
Chapter 1 – Toronto and Pondicherry
Pi Patel narrates his childhood in Pondicherry, India, where his family runs a zoo. He also talks about his admiration for various religious beliefs.
Chapter 2 – The Pondicherry Zoo
Pi describes the various animals in his family’s zoo and their care. He mentions his love for Richard Parker, a Bengal tiger.
Chapter 3 – The Hindu Family
Pi introduces his family, including his father, mother, and older brother, Ravi. He describes their roles in running the zoo and the importance of their Hindu faith.
Chapter 4 – The Birth of the Tiger
Pi recounts how his father had to find a home for Richard Parker, who was originally one of the zoo’s cubs. He describes how the tiger got its name.
Chapter 5 – The Schooling of Pi Patel
Pi discusses his education and his pursuit of knowledge in various subjects, including religion, zoology, and literature.
Chapter 6 – A Pool in Paris
Pi’s family decides to sell the zoo and immigrate to Canada. They board a Japanese freighter, Tsimtsum, along with some of the animals.
Chapter 7 – The Atlantic Ocean
The Tsimtsum encounters a storm in the Pacific Ocean and sinks. Pi finds himself trapped on a lifeboat, along with several animals, including Richard Parker.
Chapter 8 – The Lifeboat
Pi struggles to survive on the lifeboat and devise ways to solve the immediate problems of food, water, and shelter. He starts establishing a hierarchy of dominance.
Chapter 9 – The Pacific Ocean
Pi endures long days adrift at sea, facing the harsh realities of survival. He fishes, collects rainwater, and tries to establish a routine to stay sane.
Chapter 10 – The Island
Pi discovers an island that initially seems like a paradise. However, he soon realizes the island is carnivorous and decides to escape, fearing for his life.
Chapter 11 – The Pacific Ocean (Part 2)
Pi continues his journey on the lifeboat, plagued by hunger, thirst, and fatigue. He struggles to maintain his faith and sanity as his survival becomes increasingly challenging.
Chapter 12 – The Blind Frenchman
Pi encounters a blind Frenchman claiming to be a castaway. The Frenchman tries to kill Pi for food, but Richard Parker defends him by attacking and killing the intruder.
Chapter 13 – The Pacific Ocean (Part 3)
Pi and Richard Parker face the constant threat of starvation. Pi devises a plan to tame the tiger and establish a fragile relationship based on mutual needs.
Chapter 14 – The Coast of Mexico
After over 200 days at sea, Pi and Richard Parker reach the coast of Mexico. Richard Parker retreats into the jungle, leaving Pi alone to be rescued and brought to a hospital.
Chapter 15 – Author’s Note
The author interviews Pi about his incredible survival story. Pi recounts his experiences, leaving the author questioning the truth behind his account.
Life of Pi summary