Rites of passage can be found in each and every society across different periods, but they are different not only in terms of culture but with time in a specific culture. They end up changing with the change of societies, while there perception is traditional. By no means, these appear to be timeless. Rites of passage can be considered common across pre-modern and modern societies. When considering the scenario of Western culture, they have ended up increasing with time. There is strong scripting of this passage with the initiation of dramatic performance. This is an occasion when changes take place in each and every dimension of life, affecting relationships among and across groups. The life raft of Pi is made to sweep away. This symbolizes the haven loss and loss of possessions of material nature. Richard Parker’s higher angle shot depict that the tiger who symbolizes bravery and primitive individuality of Pi is scared. The prolonged suffering nature is emphasized from the other difficulties that Pi has to face throughout the course of his presence on the boat (Garpelin 121). More often passage rites only result in confirming or celebrating the transition of life which has already been gained through a person and has been accomplished through several moment of progress occurring steadily and developmentally.
There are significant directions provided for the change of perceptions, as changes take place in behavior. There is a tripartite structure of the rite, initiated by separating the main characters with the overall former status. The accomplishment can be achieved by changing behavior, locality or clothing. Further ahead, there approaches a liminal moment in which the individual seems to achieve a transitional state.Each and every living thing consists of a specific level of madness moving across inexplicable and strange ways. This particular madness appears to save time, partially regarding the ability of adaptation. In its absence, there cannot be survival of any species. In the movie, when hyena ends up biting off the leg of zebra, Pi has a great sense of hatred. He has a strong will of killing the zebra but ignores the thought. When considering his choices from religious perspectives, he faced significant challenges in taking the stand. This provides evidence for spirituality. During his early childhood, his father introduced him to a number of different animals. Throughout the movie, it becomes a necessity to live with a wild animal. The western and contemporary society fails in explaining the transition of a child into his or her adulthood (Mandich 585).