Tuesdays With Morrie By Mitch Albom

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The memoir Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is about a former college student and his ailing professor going through the significant aspects of life. The main characters, Mitch and Morrie, each portray different characteristics. Mitch begins to internally change and develop more character as Morrie’s state of being becomes more conflicted. Meanwhile, Morrie gains a new perspective on life but continues his positive and realistic point of view despite his diminishing health. Back when Mitch was Morrie’s student, he was ambitious and determined to end up somewhere worthwhile. However, reconnecting with Morrie after a period of years began to change him internally. For example, (pg.42): “But now, for some reason, I…show more content…
Listen, I said, we don’t have to use this. If it makes you uncomfortable-” For this reason, Mitch becomes considerate and cautious with his behavior toward Morrie. Even though he acknowledges that it’s his own fault for not contacting Morrie sooner, he can’t help but feel that he’s over rushing. In spite of his want to preserve as much memories of Morrie as possible, he feels obliged to hold back from pushing Morrie over his limit. In comparison to Mitch, Morrie appears not to change as significantly as Mitch. (pg. 36) “I may be dying, but I am surrounded by loving caring souls. How many people can say that?” Instead, Morrie maintains his appreciation and selflessness. Even though Morrie is being slowly consumed by an unforgiving disease, he doesn’t complain about his disability. Instead, he decides to portray the positivities of where he has ended up. He acknowledges that he is surrounded by the people he loves. Rather than remorsing at what he will miss, he chooses to focus on what he has currently. Furthermore, Morrie continues his realistic and grateful point of view: (pg. 42) “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.” Morrie knows that people try or want to put themselves in a “culture” that everyone else does, just because it seems fashionable
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