Successful Novel Adaptations: The Wild By Cheryl Strayed

1753 Words 8 Pages
Samantha N. Wells
Professor Donelle Dreese
ENG 302
30 November 2017
Successful Novel Adaptations; The Wild Is No Exception We are embellished with moments that define us. The memoir Wild written by Cheryl Strayed is a 311 page journey featuring this concept. In her New York Times Best selling memoir she overcomes fears, conquers overwhelming endurance, survives a quest for forgiveness, and develops courage to maintain hope. Strayed’s memoir was such an exciting recount of the events she endured while traveling the Pacific Crest Trail that her novel soon was depicted into a movie featuring Reese Witherspoon, the winner of an Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, and People’s choice Award starring as the leading role of Cheryl Strayed. The memoir is a recollection of thoughts going through Cheryl’s mind during her time on the PCT and this challenging time of her life. Because of this it is important to note that this memoir could be
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Besides her journey on the PCT, the film also inspired the audience with her struggles and influenced them to overcome their fears and do something extraordinary. Thus, were all elements that Strayed exemplified in her original text.

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