Pi = 3.14....the ratio of a circle's circumference to its' diameter. It is irrational and goes on forever. There were moments when Pi's life felt "not governed by reason," and went on forever. The Richard Parker Common Law Ruling states that "Necessity is not a defense against a charge of murder and cannibalism." This could be also stated as "Thou shalt not kill," along with Thou shalt not eat thy neighbor. Necessity (hunger) does not justify killing. Piscene's story on the lifeboat is "Who will kill and eat who first?" The cook/hyena does it first, but that does not make it pretty. I found watching the hyena eat the zebra alive revolting. Piscene/Richard Parker does not stand up to the cook and protect his own mother/oranguntan from the cannibalistic cook./hyena. "Honor thy father and thy mother." Piscene breaks the ruling/commandments by killing and eating the cook. Defending himself is necessary, but does he have to eat the cook? Making it animals still does not make it pretty. Basically, the people behave like jungle animals where survival of the fittest is the name of the game. I found watching Piscene's near misses with Richard Parker, the 450 pound Royal Bengal Tiger, terrifying and very hard to watch. All the special effects and score Oscars in the world can't fix this abysmal plot line. Along with all the dismembered bodies, the ocean experience made me want to throw up. It left me seasick.