Mitch Albom By F. Schwartz Essay

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Mitch Albom, a previous student at Brandeis University starts the story out with a flashback of when he would meet at his old professor, Morrie Schwartz’s once a week. Mitch begins to explain how “Morrie would sit in his study where he could watch a small hibiscus plant die.” In a flashback to his graduation, Mitch approaches his professor, Morrie Schwartz, and gives him a portfolio. While at Brandeis, Mitch takes “the greater part of the humanism” courses Morrie teaches. He tells Morrie that he will stay in contact, but doesn 't follow through.
Sixteen years after his graduation from Brandeis, Mitch is feeling disappointed with the life he has lived. After his uncle died of pancreatic cancer, Mitch gives up his career as a performer to be a writer for a Detroit daily paper. Mitch guarantees his better half Janine that they will have children in the end, however he invests the greater part of his energy at work, away on reporting assignments. One night, Mitch is flipping the stations on his TV and recognizes Morrie 's voice. Morrie is being highlighted on the TV program "Nightline" in the first of three meetings with Ted Koppel, whom he rapidly gets to know. Before consenting to be talked with, Morrie amazes the celebrated internationally anchorperson when he asks Koppel what is "near his heart." Mitch is stunned to see his previous teacher on TV.
Taking after Morrie 's TV appearance, Mitch contacts his teacher and goes from his home in Detroit to Morrie 's home in West

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