Essay about Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom

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"Tuesdays with Morrie" is about an elderly man named Morrie Shwartz diagnosed in his seventies with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Morrie has always lived his life in his own fashion, taking his path less stressful. And continues to do so until his dying day. One of his former students sitting thousands of miles away in Michigan stumbled upon this episode of “Nightline” on the television by chance and most likely by fate. This student, Mitch Album, decides to pay a visit to his favorite tutor in quiet suburb of Boston. As he was a professor of Sociology for many years, Morrie begins again to educate Mitch Album, in, what he calls, his “final thesis.” The old professor and the youthful student meet every Tuesday. As the disease progresses, Morrie…show more content…
Each Tuesday, he learns from Morrie, his that he needs to change his life and his thought process, and to value love more than money, and happiness more than success.

Peter -
Peter is Mitch's younger brother who lives in Spain. Peter flies to many European cities looking for treatment for his pancreatic cancer, but he refuses any help from his family, and by doing so he has made himself seem like a total stranger from lack of contact. He is “too busy” when Mitch first tries to remake a relationship with him, but eventually warms up.

Charlotte -
This is Morrie's caring wife, who, following Morrie’s wishes keeps her job as a professor at M.I.T. throughout Morrie's illness.

This story of Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz illuminates many truths that are known throughout the world, including this law of nature. Morrie's illness and death gives Mitch a perspective that immediately changes his life. The success that caused him to neglect the most important things becomes the way to send Morrie's message to all the people who need reminders of what those things are. For example:
Happening: A newspaper strike takes Mitch out of his job as a writer and makes him question his ability to survive without something that he feels is his "lifeline...when I saw my stories in print each morning, I knew that, in at least one way, I was alive."

Reaction to the happening: After a week of sitting home and
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