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Elizabeth Gilbert, Book 1, Chapter 2 ’m choosing happiness over suffering. Sources:, IMDb, New York Times Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. Themes Power of Language Language is beautiful and powerful, capable of distilling huge ideas into a single word or phrase. Healing Suffering people can be healed in different ways: through traditional or modern medicine, faith, or friendship and love. Spirituality No matter what religion one follows, daily spiritual practices lead to inner balance. FRIENDS Main Characters Luca Spaghetti Fun-loving Italian accountant Gifted Balinese healer Wayan Nuriyasih FRIENDS FRIENDS Richard Gritty, kind Texan at Indian ashram Elizabeth Gilbert Writer whose journey toward inner healing involves embracing Italian food, Indian meditation, and love in Bali David Spiritual, independent actor; boyfriend Gilbert has to let go of EX-LOVERS COUNSELOR Ketut Liyer Balinese medicine man; welcomes Gilbert and offers her wisdom COMMITED LOVERS Felipe Romantic Brazilian living in Bali; falls in love with Gilbert Year the movie Eat, Pray, Love premiered, starring Julia Roberts 2010 Copies of Eat, Pray, Love sold worldwide >10M Year Gilbert published an article about her time bartending, which was adapted into the 2000 film Coyote Ugly 1997 Year Gilbert separated from José Nunes, the man she calls “Felipe” in her book 2016 Eat, Pray, Loveby the Numbers A fiction writer and award winning journalist, Gilbert gained a large following after publication of her intimate chronicle of travel, healing, and self-discovery—Eat, Pray, Love. Gilbert's memoir inspired many people to emulate her journey, and some of their stories were compiled into a book called Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. ELIZABETH GILBERTBORN 1969 Author When Elizabeth Gilbert falls apart after a nasty divorce and a failed love affair, she sets off to find herself and restore some sense of equilibrium. On a year-long journey, she seeks pleasure through food and language in Italy, peace through devotion in India, and balance in Indonesia, where she also finds love. A Journey of Self-Discovery OVERVIEW Indonesia On the island of Bali, Gilbert learns that she has achieved sustainable balance in her life and is able to enter into a healthy romantic relationship. India Safely tucked away in her guru’s ashram, Gilbert successfully devotes herself to finding inner peace. Italy Gilbert relaxes into the pleasures of eating and speaking Italian, shedding her depression as she focuses on appreciating beauty. English Original Language 2006 Year Published Elizabeth Gilbert Author Eat, Pray, Love Memoir Nonfiction

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