Analysis Of The Book ' The Way Strayed ' Essay

1570 Words Jul 27th, 2015 7 Pages
The way Strayed, presents herself in the book affect her trustworthiness because she lied a lot in the book. For example, she lied to Greg about how many hours she walked per day (Strayed 87). Also she confessed “I had to change. I had to change was the thought that drove me in those months of planning. Not into a different person, but back to the person I use to be-strong and responsible, clear-eyed and driven, ethical and good” (Strayed 57). She said it herself: she lied because she really does not change, or regret what she did or said. She claimed, “I was who I was: the same woman who pulsed beneath the bruise of her old life, only I was somewhere else” (Strayed 35). “She never changed to a different person, however she was always strong to move forward and accept responsibility for all the consequences of her actions. At that time she started kissing other men, she lied to her husband Paul. She did not cross the sexual line with the men, at first, but she lied again when she did. She felt trapped in her own inability to separate from Paul or stay true. Now that we have looked at her ethos, we will look at her pathos.
In the book, Strayed used a lot of emotions that can be felt. In many parts of the book she uses events that happened in her life that affect the reader 's feelings. She expressed, "I got an abortion and learned how to make dehydrated tuna flakes and turkey jerky and took a refresher course on basic first aid and practiced using my water purified in my…

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