I see similarities between the character of Piscine Patel and Jason Voorhees. Piscine's family drowns in the Pacific Ocean. Jason drowns in Crystal Lake on his birthday, Friday the 13th. Both characters have really bad luck. Both characters are piscined off (angry) about what happened. Both become superhuman powerful killers. Pi is Richard Parker the Royal Bengal tiger. Jason is an undead monster wearing a white mask. The morality play is evident in both stories. Piscine kills and eats the morally flawed cannibal cook. Jason kills the morally flawed teenagers first (thieves, drug users, sexually unscrupulous). The morally clean likeable teenager survives. Both stories want observers to judge the killing. Both want observers to have some sympathy for Piscine/Jason due to the horrific events they have been through. Both want observers to have a way to justify the killing done by the beast. when he finishes off his victims.The Pacific Ocean and Crystal Lake can be pretty at certain times; however, the drowning and killing are not. Cannibalism has taken the "Life of Pi" to a depth we have not been to before. The intention of the creators of the stories is to scare the Hell out of observers.