Search for Identity: Eat Pray Love

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Pleasure

In the novel, Eat Pray Love, Liz first destination is Italy. She just got a divorce and is confused with her life. She decides to learn Italian and spend the other time eating. When coming to Italy she had lost a lot of weight but leaving, she gained it all back and maybe a little more. She finally feels free and not depressed any longer.
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Meditation

Next on her journey is India. Liz devotes her time to meditation and yoga. She is frustrated and overwhelmed at first because she isn't connecting with anything. But as time goes on she finds God within and also finds peace within.
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Balance

The last stop on her trip is Bali. There she figured out how to balance her life between love/pleasure and meditation. The Indian Medicine Man helped her figure this out.

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"I guess what I want to learn is how to live in this world and enjoy its delights but also devote myself to God," (27.)


Liz says this at the beginning of the novel. She knows what she needs to learn which is a good step when trying to find your identity. In Italy and Bali she learned how to find pleasure and love in food and people, and in India she learns how to devote her meditations to God. When she is finished with each place she pieces herself together even more.

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"I found that all I really wanted was to eat beautiful food and to speak as much beautiful Italian as possible," (69).


Liz figures out what she wanted to do with her time in Italy. She goes into Italy skinner and leaves healthier with some extra weight. She learned Italian but got bored of it and decided to stop going to class because it's her life and she was in charge of it.

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"My Guro always says that only one thing will happen when you come to the Ashram- that you will discover who you really are," (129).


Liz discovers who she is while meditating. Being in India has the biggest impact on her. She realizes who God is in her life and how to find peace within. She knows she needs to move on from David to be truly happy and free.

Demi Lovato - Skyscraper (Official Video)

Skyscraper

In Skyscraper by Demi Lovato, she talks about how she's been knocked down and lost her way but she will come back even stronger. In the novel Liz was all torn up after her divorce and end of her relationship with David. She realized she had to let go from them. In the song it says, "As the smoke clears, I awaken and untangle you from me," which is what Liz does so she is able to rediscover herself.