Eat And Loathe In Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love

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Eat, Pray, Criticize Elizabeth Gilbert has achieved a great success as being the writer of Eat, Pray, Love which is a story about a once happily married woman who divorces from her husband and decides to go on a long journey around the world in search of what Bitch Magazine calls ‘’an international safari of self-actualization’’ (qtd.in Eat, Pray, Loathe: Woman’s Travel Memoir as Moving Metaphysical Journey or Narcissistic New-Age Babble?, p.47). She suddenly realizes that ‘’ she doesn’t want to be married, live in this big house and have a baby’’(qtd.in Eat, Pray, Loathe: Woman’s Travel Memoir as Moving Metaphysical Journey or Narcissistic New-Age Babble? ) . This realization suddenly causes considerable problems about her marriage and…show more content…
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, the narrator does not want to have a baby. No one should be blamed for ‘not wanting’. However that she does not want to be a mother is neither a reasonable excuse for ‘acting like a madwomen’ nor a reasonable justification for her divorce. It would be thought that, one is not have to justify the decisions of herself. In this case, I would examine the America’s decision of Attacking Iraq. Does justification required for such a decision? Even though the results of this decision is much more observable than the narrator’s and even though America is a country unlike the narrator, they are still similar decision. That the effect of one is muchmore greater more tragic than the other does not make these nonsimilar in the case of justification. Both of these decisions needs to be justified even if one needs more than the other. There may be those, considering not wanting to be a mother as an acceptable reason for a divorce. This may be true for other marriages. However, In Gilbert’s case the marriage is based on the idea of having a child at the age of 30 as mentioned before. That Gilbert is living his life based on
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