Tuesdays with Morrie

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11/11/11 Summary On the surface, Tuesdays with Morrie seems to be a sad story about the passing of an old man and his relationship with a former student. Although upon closer examination, the true meaning of the book surfaces. This is not merely a tale about saying goodbye; it is about love and never taking anything or anyone for granted. As Morrie constantly says, this is not a book about death because once you learn how to die you learn how to live. This book takes you through the suffering of an old professor and his battle with ALS. A special relationship is rekindled between an old student, Mitch, and himself. Morrie was Mitch’s favorite and most influential teacher in college and although they lost contact for years, Tuesday’s with Morrie is their last thesis together, showing how their relationship has come full circle. As the disease continues to spread throughout Morrie’s body constantly making him weaker and stripping him of his independence, he never looses his good spirits and positive outlook on life (and death) and hopes that his experience will bridge the gap between the living and the dying. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom has been a favorite book of mine for a while. The first time I read it I was only 14 and, although I thought the book was sad, I did not grasp the true meaning and impact the book could have on my growth and myself. Re-reading Tuesday’s with Morrie for this class has given me the opportunity to explore how this old professor can have an impact on my emotional and intellectual self. On
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