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In the Movie The Life of Pi were the animals Pi's family?

At the end of the movie they didn't' belive him about the animals so he said the animals were his family....was this true or were the aniamsl on the baot with him? Was Pi the tiger?

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I remember reading the explanation somewhere. Kinda and yes. Pi was the tiger. The orangutan was his mother. The zebra was one of the injured crew. The hyena was one of the crew as well, one of the meaner ones they met on the boat.
However, this link gives another spin explaning that both stories are fabricated....
http://spintheplate.org/?p=1116

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ok thanks.
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It's a well done but disturbing movie. I don't care who the animals are. I won't watch it again.

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that movie was the best
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I loved it. I hated it.
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The book was much better, IMO.
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imsorry

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Yes the animals represent the problems and issues he has had with his family

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No he was just saying it in a way the reporters would believe him.

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But how do you know?
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Because he said into the man at the beginning and end of the movie
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I've read that the animals were his family and he imagined the tiger. (too much time on a raft)

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Hmmm maybe...but who knows really
I guess i have to speak to the author.
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only one of the animals was his mother. one was a crew member. the other was the mean cook. the tiger was Pi

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That was what he told the Japanese people at the end. In the story, he actually was on the boat with Richard Parker.

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The key to a happy, meaningful life is this: We must have a proper relationship with Jehovah, our Creator and heavenly Father.

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