Analysis Of Tuesdays With Morrie By Mitch Albom

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“I leaned in and kissed him closely, my face against his, whiskers on whiskers, skin on skin, holding it there, longer than normal, in case it gave him even a split second of pleasure” from Mitch Albom’s novel, Tuesdays with Morrie (2007). Facing death and the unknown, Morrie talks with his pupil, Mitch, about his (Morrie’s) path through ageing and then, to death. An inspiring novel of a former professor and sharing his perspectives with a younger, man’s heart softening with the professor’s words of wisdom. Discussing ageing and what it means, fearing ageing, developing a fulfilled life, death and the meaning thereof, fearing death, and obtaining a positive attitude about an inevitable life event, are all important aspects to communicate with others.
Knowing and having an understanding of what ageing stands for, remains an important step, growing-up or growing older and ageism are theories about older individuals. Ageism includes preconceptions that elderly are categorized for their age and perceived as weak, and incapable of performing tasks and needy of others (Quadagno, 2014). Another view about elderly individuals is the way they are looked down on by the younger society, i.e. elderly are not as intelligent as their younger competitive working force. People fear what they do not know and do not understand. Age transpires as something that must be lived through in order to understand what ageing means; looking back on one’s life and seeing accomplishments made,
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