Tuesdays With Morrie : Death And Dying Essay

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Tuesdays with Morrie: Death and Dying Paper
Priyanka Parikh
MCPHS University

Tuesdays with Morrie: Death and Dying Paper In the book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, the main characters include Morrie Schwartz, a sociology professor at Brandeis University, who develops a fatal neuromuscular disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in which his body slowly deteriorates in front of his eyes, but he still as sharp as a tack, as his neurological and cognitive skills are still intact. Mitch is one of Morrie’s students, who has aspirations of becoming a musician since graduating from college. Who develops a strong friendship and relationship with his professor from conversations on Tuesdays beginning at Brandeis. Peter, is Mitch’s brother who lives in Spain, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer. Throughout the book Mitch realizes how important family is, and tries to reach out to Peter and reestablish his relationship with his brother that they had when they were younger. Tuesdays with Morrie is about a relationship between a student (Mitch) and his favorite professor (Morrie Schwartz) that regrows after 16 years since Mitch’s graduation. Mitch who has been trying to accomplish as many things as he can during his life. By meeting weekly on Tuesdays with his professor Morrie, like he used to during his undergraduate days Mitch realizes that he has been chasing the wrong things in life. He re-lights a good memory and
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