Tuesdays With Morrie Essay

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Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays With Morrie provides a stirring and unexpectedly uplifting story of his uncanny bond with his old college professor Morrie Schwartz. Mitch Albom attended college at Brandeis and took every single one of the sociology professor’s classes. Mitch and Morrie possess a relationship between an educator and a student that handily surpasses just school work matters; Morrie and Mitch have a warm friendship where they eat lunch together in the cafeteria while the recent college student refers to his dearest professor “coach”. At Mitch’s graduation, the young man gifts an engraved briefcase to his cherished teacher, promising to keep in touch. However, as Mitch enters the real world he fails to follow through on his promise, and…show more content…
Undeniably, the discourse between Mitch and Morrie provides inner glimpses into the faults present in our society, as well as commentary on how one’s mentality changes once they learn they are going to die. One of the old professor’s greatest quotes from the book is, “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live… when you realize you are going to die, you see everything much differently” (Albom 82-83). However, from an educational point of view, I would not recommend an Anatomy class to read this book because the main focus of the story is not how the disease is affecting Morrie’s body, but rather how Morrie’s spirit stays optimistic and dynamic despite the death sentence that confines him. As the story is told from the point of view of Mitch, symptoms and treatment that Morrie experiences are mere side notes that are sprinkled into some chapters to convey the progression of ALS. Most of the composition of this work focuses on the inspiring themes and morals that Morrie had no shortage
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