An Old Man And Life's Greatest Lesson

Decent Essays
1. Pre-Reading (2/6)
The subtitle of Tuesdays with Morrie is “An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson.” Based on this subtitle, what do you think this novel is about? Write a well-developed paragraph explaining your answer.

In order to live a satisfying life, I must only care about people who care about me. I need to never been alone to be happy. What I think this novel is going to be about is a young man who learns a lesson from an older man. The older man is a teacher who is sick with the ALS disease. The younger man takes the old man with the disease for granted and learns that he shouldn’t have later in the book. The younger man learns many things from the older man and regrets never listening to him before. When
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He says that graduation marks the time when “the curtain…come(s) down on childhood.”
Different cultures have rituals or ceremonies to officially mark a person’s passage from childhood to adulthood. When do you think a child becomes an adult? Are people officially adults when they turn eighteen or twenty-one? Do we become adults when we graduate from school, get a job, get married, or have children of our own?
Record your thoughts about adulthood. Make sure your section includes a description of what it means to be an adult and how a person can know that he or she is no longer a child, but an adult. I will become an adult when I start paying all of my bills on my own with no help. I become an adult when I truly understand what responsibility is. I will stop being a child when I don’t have help with my problems. This chapter reminds me of times I had talks with certain teachers who really helped me. My thoughts on adulthood are that it is scary because at one point i’m going to be alone with nothing but my own problems and responsibilities. I will know i’m an adult when I wake up in the morning and the first thing on my mind is working and bills. I’m going to understand that the only person who can make choices and decisions is
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