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Flucas1 Crystal Flucas J.Martin AP Language 1 st pd 16 August, 2008 Tuesdays with Morrie, written by Mitch Albom, is a true story of the love between a man and his college professor, Morrie Schwartz. This true story captures the compassion and wisdom of a very unselfish man who had a superior heart and who lived his life to the fullest, up until the very last breath of his happily fulfilled life. It is a story of an extraordinary bond of friendship that was lost for many years, but never forgotten and simply picked up again at a crucial time of both Morrie and Mitch’s lives. It’s the story of a young man infatuated with materialistic and unimportant things in life who comes to realize that death will come when you least expect it and there’s no turning back. Morrie shows that wisdom comes with experience. It’s never too late to rebuild a friendship that was once lost. Morrie, to whom the title of the novel refers, spent most of his life as a sociology professor at Brandeis University. One of Morrie’s signature characteristics is his ability to bring human spirit and genuine emotion out of everyone he befriends; even Ted Koppel after they are done filming the last interview for the “Nightline” show. Morrie also accepts and does not become ashamed of his disabilities. When he becomes so sick and can no longer do his daily tasks without help from others, he embraces this and enjoys feeling like an infant or a child. Since he was so deprived of love in his childhood, he now thrives on the affection and love of others, which is usually the case when we are
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Flucas2 all infants who are solely dependent on our family. It’s as if he has returned to his childhood and is finally getting the love and compassion he so longed for. Morrie believes that love and compassion are crucial methods of communication. He is determined to see Mitch return to the caring and compassionate person he was in his
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2009 for the course ENGL 9455 taught by Professor Johnd.griner during the Spring '08 term at Valdosta State University .

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