During his adulthood age, he used to study animals. On sinking of the ship, Pi is thrown on a life raft with a hyena already present. He sees a tiger in danger struggling with the waves and hence offers to provide refuge. He ends up in a situation where he is stuck in the middle of the ocean in a life raft consisting of a Bengal tiger, an orangutan, an injured zebra and a hyena. After a number of events, he is just left with the tiger, named as Richard Parker. As the initial instinct for surviving, he thinks about killing the tiger (Van Gennep 35). With the passage of time, Pi gains the ability of developing a routine revolving across the delivery of prayers and the companionship of the tiger. With small chances of survival, Pi maintains a strong relationship with Richard Parker who in turn had been pushing Pi mentally and physically throughout the movie. With the maintenance of hope, Pi managed to push beyond his spiritual endurance. He does not believe the fact that he finally reaches an island, depicting his loss in faith and spirituality (Althaus 131). The tiger appears to have strong roots with his mental and physical challenge but in a way, also acts as a guide. He still fears that Richard Parker would leave him but instead, the tiger wanders off across the dense woods of the island.
He stays in the state of refusal for a long period of time. In addition, for beginning the overall question, he is in need of facing the specific situation. On exploring the island himself, Pi discovers meercats. He manages to rest and retain his strength on the island. Discovering a tree and a pond, he starts building his home, instead of sharing the life boat with the tiger (Archard 27). On one specific day the pond is full of fishes while the next day it is empty. Pi does not have any explanation. He soon realizes that the entire island is made from algae, which by nature is a carnivore. He discovers a fruit on a tree, and on pulling it apart, he sees a human teeth inside. Considering perishing his own decisions rather than ending up being food, Pi takes off taking Richard Parker along with him. Soon he manages to reach Mexico through the waters and people save his life. There is a complete shift in the overall incorporation to life of humans. He is admitted in a hospital, while he never gives up on his faith being glad for receiving all the care (Daniel 156). However, on listening to the story, none of the officials believed the story stated. Various people reach their prime physicality disregard even attaining maturity of psychological nature.