Character Analysis Of Tuesdays With Morrie

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Throughout the book, “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom, the main character, mitch seems to undergo many changes. After college, he began to pursue a career in the music industry, but has reassessed his choice to have a more stable career as a news reporter. However, as work gets too overwhelming and strike outbreaks begin at his workplace, Detroit Free Press, he decides to take a break. One late night when he was skimming through television programs, he stumbled upon an interview of his old college professor, Morrie. Planning to catch up and fulfill an empty promise of how Mitch promised that he would visit Morrie after college, they start to meet on Tuesdays in order to rekindle the class about the meaning of life. Through those Tuesdays, Mitch realizes that he is not creating a fulfilling life and changes his perspective on what to value in life. One of the first realizations Mitch has on life is that he has wasted his time attempting to become wealthy and spending money on materialistic things. An example is when they met on their third Tuesday, Morrie explains that “We’re so wrapped up in egotistical things...we’re involved in trillions of little acts that just keep going. So we don’t get into the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying, Is this all? Is this all I want? Is something missing?” in order to prompt Mitch into believing that his life is full of egotistical choices that are not the key to having a fulfilling life (64-65). Instead,
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