In the book, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, a women is lost is her mental aspect. She has been threw so much that has been frowned upon. The death of her mother started the roller coaster for her. Cheryl suffered greatly from her the incident as it caused her much grief. Cheryl is a strong woman as she admits have wrongs yet unashamed of what she has been through to get to that point.
No matter the how bad the circumstance, some people still believe that it is a character flaw for Cheryl to not feel ashamed of her actions. Some readers may think that no amount of grieving should cause a couple to have to deal with infidelity issues.I can see where readers can think this because infidelity is frowned upon in the bible. Also no one should be cheated on, breaking wedding vows and hearts along the way.Those readers are not aware of the different ways of grieving. There are no limits to grieving as one person could simply cry, while another may feel the need to kill.
Cheryl admitted that she ruined her married. She accepted the fact that her cheating would cause her marriage to fall apart thats why she went ahead a agreed to the divorce. Cheryl told her husband what she had been hiding for quite some time. “I decided to tell Mark the truth. The list was long. I practiced what I would say, trying to say it in the least painful way. It was impossible. It was time. … I told him that I had something to tell him and that it was not going to be easy”. She tried to find the best way to say
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In all of the sources there is a common theme of how a significant event has affected the protagonist and the choices they may make in the future. We see this first in THE TENT DELIVERY WOMAN’S RIDE. The women in the story has a very dark and negative outlook on life we see this when she says things like “I hated knots, and looking at the butterfly got me riled up again” we don't know a lot about their life but we can assume they had a negative upbringing because thinking about her mother made her mad and she says she ran away. This poor upbringing has possibly changed the way she views the world. At one point she thinks “I had in mind To swerve against the side and shoot on past The safety lights, another kind of tit for tat, But what’s the use in one way to die? I kept on going.” this is a crossroad she has come to, she either has a choice to move on and continue driving or just end everything. This is where she comes to the realization that there is no point of ending anything, because then what would have been the point of making it as far as she had. She figures that despite anything that may have happened in the past she needs to keep moving forward with the understanding that life isn't comfortable but we must carry on. We see this further when she says things like “I feel like that, pulled out, unraveled. But I like it fine.”
Following the death of her mother and divorce of her husband, Cheryl Strayed, seeking redemption, decided to hike over a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest trail by herself with absolutely no backpacking experience. One could argue that this was not a trip of redemption but of escape from a reality that had become too much to bear for Cheryl. However, upon reflecting over the whole process of her trek, the trip was indeed a time of redemption and she does not come back from the trail as the same woman who started the trek. This movie is very intriguing, not only because it of its redemptive values, but because it blends the story, setting, and overall philosophy together in such a way that one without the other would be quite dull.
Straying away from life as a whole only to be alone, some may say is the strong way to heal themselves when dealing with extreme grief or a major crisis . In the book Wild, twenty-two year old Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost it all. Dealing with the loss of her mother, her family torn to pieces, and her very own marriage was being destroyed right before her very eyes. Living life with nothing more to lose, lifeless, she made the most life changing decision of her life. Strayed never seems remorseful on her decisions to up and leave everything behind while deciding to flee from it all. This being her way of dealing with life, it shows her as being strong; a woman of great strength and character. She shows personal strength, which is
In Cheryl Strayed's Wild, she gives readers vivid exposure to her turbulent and harsh past. She tells her journey from the beginning of what was the turning page in her life- her mother's death. Strayed goes through a roller coaster with unfortunate events both in her control and out of her control. She makes several poor choices, and she shares all her triumphs with pure honesty. Strayed speaks of her past with a distant remorse, as if she is looking at her past in a movie. She doesn't come across as ashamed of her past, but why should she? As all humans do, Cheryl Strayed makes mistakes and suffers their consequences as well. Everyone handles situations differently, and the best anyone can do is learn from the mistakes and apply it to
The words “I’d carried her so long, staggering beneath her weight,” are very figurative words. Cheryl obviously did not literally carry her mother on the PCT. She wasn’t packed in her monster on her back, but she was very heavily packed in her heart. The burden of losing her mother was in her heart and her mindset through the entire journey until this point. It’s not that Cheryl finally forgot her mother or didn’t care about her anymore, but she accepted her loss. To remove that emotional weight from her
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them”, says Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. This quote reflects to Sarah’s journey in the novel Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay, since the main character, Sarah, faces events that affect her well being, as they make her both weaker and stronger. These events causes her to lose her innocence, makes her persistent, and then eventually drives her to be pessimistic. Sarah experiences traumatic events through her journey, which leads her to change both in a positive and negative way.
Has there ever been a tragedy in your life that made you hit rock bottom? Was there someone in your life that changed you when they passed? Have you ever lost somebody close to you? Cheryl Strayed expresses, in her book Wild, that everybody handles grief differently. She also would like everybody to know that anybody can come back from hitting rock bottom. This essay will evaluate Strayed’s use of rhetorical appeals and rhetorical analysis in order to show how Strayed unsuccessful crafted her memoir Wild.
In the book She’s Come Undone by author Wally Lamb, we travel on a journey with a young girl Dolores Prices, as she matures from early childhood to adulthood and all the terrible things that accompany her along her voyage. It was rather intriguing the Wally Lamb did such an excellent job of writing in a first person perceptive as a woman. He accredits his ability to his older sisters. Wally Lamb wrote this book to help emphasize one’s journey to self-discovery. This book’s theme heavily shows the loss of innocence and a coming of age story. Lamb was able to write in a way that many of us could relate to or may have found ourselves in similar situations. Regardless of Lamb’s purpose for writing this book, he was able to create a relatable
After her ordeal was finally dealt with, the main character was not phased or embarrassed about what just happened or who heard her. She was just glad it was finally over and dealt with. But as she started out of the bathroom to go on with her day, she was negatively surprised by what was waiting for her outside the door. Cheryl saw that, “As she reached the class doors, she heard two distinct voices laughing like hyenas behind her. She froze. She turned around to see who was laughing. There was Blue Canvas Shoes, a blond-headed teenage girl, and a friend laughing. … Cheryl thought, “This little heifer waited to see who came out of the restroom. Just like a damn nosey teenager.” (Boone). The laughing teenagers shines light on teens eagerness to judge as well as people in general and their willingness to judge. It is natural for everyone to judge anything or anyone at least once in their life. As a teenager there is so much pressure on wearing the right thing and saying the right thing in hopes that no one will judge you. It is easy to judge someone when you know nothing about them and if they are noticeably different than you. In Boone’s case , it was easy for the teenagers to wait back and see who it was that experienced that awkward situation because it was not one of them. If the
This implies that she’s lost all hope of communication and understanding between her and John in their marriage. She no longer holds the hope that she will get better with the help and support of her husband. This only throws the woman farther and deeper into depression in the prison of her mind. Because she lacked the feelings of fulfillment, love and support, she fell into a deep and dark depression that affected her both physically and emotionally.
In this passage, Jane breaks free from the bonds that hold her down and repress her, and for the first time the reader realizes Jane’s true personality and individuality (Anderson).
In this poem Lucille Clifton is telling the experience she had when she had an abortion. In the title she announces directly what the poem is about. The fact that she uses the adjective ‘lost’ gives the impression that it has not been done on purpose or that she was not aware of what she was doing.
Comparatively, as Cheryl Strayed gets more immersed in the Pacific Crest Trail and spends more time in the wild, she is able to face her issues head on and find peace. Strayed decided to hike this intense wilderness trail in response to the inability to
“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change”(Brené Brown). In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a woman is publicly shamed for having a child with a man who is not her husband. Another example of public shame can be seen in modern day articles “Florida ‘Scarlet Letter’ Law is Repealed by Gov. Bush,” by Dana Canedy, and “Houston Couple Gets ‘The Scarlet Letter’ Treatment.” Both talk of public shame that people have had to endure in the present day. Public shaming is not an effective punishment because it is a cruel and unusual punishment, it does not deter crime, and it can emotionally traumatize the one being shamed.