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The Blue Man's significance?I've just finished reading The Five People You Meet in...

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corrineonomy | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 20, 2010 at 4:01 AM via web

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The Blue Man's significance?

I've just finished reading The Five People You Meet in Heaven and as much as I am satisfied, I feel like I am missing a huge part. What was the Blue Man's significance? To me, he was almost nothing. I understand the idea that everything we do will affect someone else, but the other characters have more of a connection to Eddie's life than the Blue Man. The Blue Man hardly connects at all.
I'm not sure if I'm making myself clear. However, can anyone explain this?

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emilykim0901 | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:41 PM (Answer #1)

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He gave the lesson to Eddie, teaching actually lot of lessons. Every life is connected. Joseph, the  blue man died because of Eddie by heart attack. Eddie never knew that he was one cause of blue man's death which taught him everylife is connected and he already have 5 people to meet who is, I mean was connected in his life. He also taught no life is a waste. Eddie kept thinking that Aniie or Amy the girl he saved died. Joseph didn't tell, but after all the girl was alive. and Eddie didn't die be ause of Joseph because he almost got hit by the car.(Eddie:he)

Also, there are some more lessons like there are no random acts in life, fairness dosn't govern life and death, strangeres are family who is yet to come to know...etc. Blue man connects a lot^^I guess it is late...but yeh. I wanted to help.

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