Pi loses his family at sea when the boat sinks he is the only one to survive along with a few animals. Eventually the animals start acting one another, at the end the Bengal tiger (Richard Parker) comes out on top and is the last animal standing excluding Pi (if you consider humans animals or not that’s up to you).After all the hardships the two face together at sea they finally arrive upon the Mexican sea shore. Once they arrive, Richard Parker is swift to leave Pi alone and doesn’t bother to look back at Pi for a finally goodbye. Many believe Richard Parker represented Pi’s strength and courage, but the tiger’s disappearance leaves you to wonder if he was ever there. Have you ever had to fight yourself and go against your own will to overcome your own hardships to achieve the impossible?