This line “He left me unceremoniously” is from the “Life of Pi” at the end when Richard Parker, the Tiger leaves him and doesn’t turn around to say goodbye. Turns out ironically, Richard Parker’s roll is to help Pi stay alive. He realizes that his most immediate threat is not how to survive the sea, but how to survive with Richard Parker on the boat with him. This challenge made his other obstacles seem less insurmountable and provides him with new confidence. Without Richard Parker to challenge and distract him, Pi might have given up on life.