Eay Pray Love Essay

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Eat, Pray, Love When was the last time you marveled at something? Truly sat back and took every moment and detail in? As humans we get so caught up in our day to day routines that we forget how to live. We do not take the time to truly enjoy the only life that is given to us. In the world we live in you graduate from high school or college, meet a person, marry them, have children and grow old. Some times it is a mix, but most people get to all those at one time or another. Happiness is usually thrown under the bus once you get married or have child and that is when you begin to live for other people instead of yourself. In the film, “Eat, Pray, Love”, Julia Roberts named Elizabeth is portrayed as a woman who has settled for comfortable. She finds her happiness has disappeared along with her marriage. She has grown her career as a writer and gets an extraordinary job to go and write in Bali about yoga. She asks her husband to go with her and he refused. That night, she prayed to God for the first time in her life. So she travels to Bali alone where she meets a bald, toothless man named Ketut who is a palm reader. He basically tells her that she will lose all her money, but she will gain it back again. He also tells her that she will have many adventures and that she will travel back to Bali where he will teach her everything he knows. After her trip, she makes the depressing decision to leave her husband. While speaking to her close friend, she says, “I need to change. Since I was fifteen I’ve either been with a guy or breaking up with a guy. I have not given myself two weeks of a breather just to deal with myself.” She finally decides take off and travel for a whole year so that she can find herself again. She was in Italy for four months where she went only to enjoy herself away from the stress of United State’s life. This defines the “Eat” in the title of the book. She begins the trip to Italy pinched and thin, but after eating pizzas and the Italian wine, she adds weight and becomes healthier in body and soul. In India, she spends her time “finding herself” more…