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Tuesdays With Morrie

What is the central theme in Tuesdays with Morrie?

In his 1897 prose poem, Les Nourritures terrestres, André Gide writes A not sufficiently constant thought of death has given an insufficient value to the tiniest moments of your life. Don’t you...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2020 3:24 am UTC

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Tuesdays With Morrie

Please list all of Morrie's stated aphorisms.

Many of these have already been listed in the previous answer, but I am going to include a more extensive list, in order, with page numbers from the 1997 version of the text. An aphorism is a...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2019 5:34 pm UTC

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In Tuesdays with Morrie, did Mitch change as the book went on? In what way?

Mitch changes as he absorbs Morrie's lessons; he becomes more thoughtful, appreciative, and kind. One of the biggest changes in Mitch is how he sees success and the value of the time he has. Mitch...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2019 4:14 pm UTC

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How did Mitch and Morrie meet in Tuesdays With Morrie?

Columnist Mitch Albom authored one of the more moving and inspirational nonfiction books in recent memory. Tuesdays with Morrie is Albom’s memoir of college, of his post-college struggles to find...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2017 2:03 am UTC

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How did Morrie want his death to be different from his father's in Tuesdays With Morrie? How did Morrie's father die?

Morrie's father Charlie died after he was accosted by two robbers while taking a solitary walk. The robbers pulled a gun and demanded his money; terrified, Charlie threw down his wallet and began...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2009 6:16 am UTC

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What is a metaphor used in Tuesdays with Morrie? What is 1 metaphor used in Tuesdays with Morrie? Page number is...

My favorite metaphor in Tuesdays with Morrie is the story above the wave. It's a metaphor that uses part-to-whole. Waves are the part; the ocean is the whole. The story is analogous to humans...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2010 9:55 pm UTC

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What is Morrie's perspective on self-pity?  

Morrie is adamant about spending the last days of his life on his own terms. So, despite his illness, he refuses to let self-pity overwhelm him. His perspective on self-pity is that it is a...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2017 1:50 pm UTC

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What is the relationship between Mitch and Morrie in Tuesdays with Morrie?

The relationship between Mitch and Morrie in this gem of a book is deep and multi-layered, as all true relationships are. On the one hand, it is a relationship between a valued teacher and a...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2019 4:38 pm UTC

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What are Morrie's rules for love and marriage in Tuesdays With Morrie?

Morrie has several rules for love and marriage in this novel. He shares them with Mitch, and shares that he believes they are the key to a successful marriage and happy life. According to Morrie,...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2019 2:35 pm UTC

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What four things did Morrie say were the big questions in life in Tuesdays with Morrie? I need the answer now because...

I believe that the big questions in life you are asking about are, "Have you found someone to share your heart with? Are you giving to your community? Are you at peace with yourself? Are you...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2009 11:41 am UTC

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Tuesdays With Morrie

Describe three key moments in Morrie's childhood. How did each help define his outlook later in life in Tuesdays with...

A key moment refers to a specific time in Morrie's childhood that had an affect on him and influenced his behavior as an adult. In addition to the aforementioned moments already stated, I would...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2018 3:32 pm UTC

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How does Morrie rationalize his thoughts about aging in Tuesdays With Morrie? How does Morrie rationalize his...

Morrie says that "As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you'd always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay...it's growth. It's more than the...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2009 9:49 am UTC

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What is the significant relationship between the two characters in author Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie?

Mitch Albom's 2009 nonfiction book Tuesdays with Morrie relates the author's weekly sessions at the bedside of his former academic mentor, Morrie Schwartz, a college professor dying from...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2016 4:49 pm UTC

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In the book Tuesdays with Morrie, what did Morrie say you should commit to in your life?

Morrie says that you should commit your efforts for the good of others, to offer others "what you have to give." He believes that this is the key to achieving a meaningful life. Morrie and Mitch...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2010 1:43 pm UTC

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In Tuesdays with Morrie, what does Morrie mean about people building their own little subculture?

When Morrie talks about building a person's own subculture, he means that each individual should decide what matters to them in life. It's important to obey the laws of society—he doesn't, he says,...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2019 10:14 pm UTC

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What happened that changed Mitch's life, and how did it change? This is from Chapter 3.

Mitch relates in Chapter 3 that his favorite uncle died at a young age of pancreatic cancer. Mitch lived downstairs from him and watched his uncle die. Before this point, Mitch was invested in...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2016 2:50 pm UTC

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In what ways did Morries father help him become who he was?   Please use some quotes so i can read into it more

In Tuesdays With Morrie, Morrie's father is a father in name only. There is a division of labor in the house, and Morrie's parents marriage is segregated. Morrie's mother takes care of the kids,...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2010 11:49 pm UTC

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According to Morrie, what should we be teaching in the classroom called "life"?

According to Morrie, we should be teaching people how to understand the true meaning of life. He maintains that most people are unhappy because they let the prevailing culture dictate their...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2016 3:05 pm UTC

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Describe the difference between Mitch and his brother.

In Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch and his younger brother, Peter, are not as different as they might seem. Sure, the explicit biographical detail sets them immediately apart—Mitch is the tee-totaling,...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 6:25 pm UTC

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In Tuesdays with Morrie, who do you think got more out of their Tuesday meetings, Mitch or Morrie? Provide support...

Though both men benefitted from their meetings, it seems likely that Mitch got more from them than Morrie because Morrie was imparting wisdom while Mitch was receiving it. Morrie, of course, got a...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2019 7:26 pm UTC

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When Mitch arrives at Morrie’s for the first time, what is he not proud of? Why does he struggle with this first...

When Mitch arrives at Morrie's for the first time, he's not proud of the fact that he never kept his promise to keep in touch with his favorite professor. So, he sits in the car and feels guilty;...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2016 5:21 pm UTC

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In Tuesdays With Morrie, what is Morrie's mother's occupation?

The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 12: The Professor. In Chapter 11, we learn that Morrie's mother had passed away seventy years ago, and the pain of losing her is still fresh in...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2016 7:00 pm UTC

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What does Morrie want Mitch to do after he has died in Tuesdays with Morrie?

On the Twelfth Tuesday, Mitch talks with Morrie about forgiveness as Morrie explains that he once held a grudge against a friend named Norman; he regrets not having forgiven his friend for not...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2014 6:14 am UTC

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How is Morrie going to die? What is his test to see how long he has left?

In the book, Morrie tells Mitch that he will die through suffocation. To see how long he has left, Morrie uses a little test. The test involves inhaling air and then counting as many numbers as he...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2017 5:20 pm UTC

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In Tuesdays with Morrie, what reasons does Morrie give for rejecting the conventional values prescribed by the...

The character of Morrie Schwartz is that of a man whose impending death has rendered him, like he says in his own words, able to "learn how to live". As a way to cope with his own grief, Morrie...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2013 12:14 am UTC

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Did your opinion about Mitch change as Tuesdays with Morrie went on? In what way?

Mitch experiences the ultimate lesson on this book - he learns about himself. What he learns form Maury is that success and happiness are not always measured in dollar signs or in popularity polls....

Latest answer posted April 12, 2010 8:29 am UTC

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In Tuesdays with Morrie, why does Morrie decide to become a sociology professor?

Another reason Morrie decided to become a sociology professor was because he wanted a respectable profession, preferably one that didn't exploit others. When Morrie was a teenager, his father...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2018 7:43 pm UTC

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Who inspired Morrie's passion for books and education in Tuesdays With Morrie?

Morrie's passion for books and educaion was inspired by his stepmother Eva. Morrie's real mother died when he was only eight years old. His father, a Russian immigrant who could not read English,...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2009 7:25 am UTC

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In Tuesdays With Morrie, identify and discuss three lessons about living that Morrie addresses in the novel.

Tuesdays with Morrie by sports columnist Mitch Albom is a poignant memoir of Albom's reunion with his former sociology professor after sixteen years; when he was in college, Mitch would have...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2015 8:52 am UTC

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Tuesdays With Morrie

The most important thing in life is to give out love and to let it come in. What does this mean? Do you agree or...

Mitch Albom’s memoir of his relationship with a very special professor, Morrie Schwartz, emphasizes the lessons the latter conveyed to the one-time student. Mitch met Morrie when he was a student,...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2018 11:56 pm UTC

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How did Morrie respond to his diagnosis in Tuesdays With Morrie?

Morrie just accepts the news of his impending death as the next fairly ordinary thing in life. He tells Mitch, "You know, Mitch, now that I'm dying, I've become much more interesting to people." He...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2019 6:17 pm UTC

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Does the setting of the story, a sickroom, in any way affect the tone in "The Professor Part Two" of Tuesdays With...

Whereas the bedroom is an epicenter of activity (many guests) in "The Professor Part I" of Tuesday with Morrie, the bedroom is indeed a sickroom, more connected with suffering and death in Part...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2010 9:01 pm UTC

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What is Morrie's philosophy about money and power?  

Morrie Schwartz, a professor of sociology at Brandeis University, achieved posthumous fame after a distinguished academic career as the subject of his former student Mitch Albom's memoir, Tuesdays...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2019 6:40 pm UTC

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What disease was Morrie diagnosed with?

In the book Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom tells of the time he spent with his dying former sociology professor, Morrie. While studying at Brandeis University, Albom took numerous sociology...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2018 1:16 am UTC

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From the book Tuesdays with Morrie, who do you think got more out of the Tuesday meetings, Mitch or Morrie?

I think that in most readers' opinion, both men benefit equally from the meetings. Morrie needed companionship, but Mitch provided so much more than that for him--he ensured Morrie's legacy, one...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2009 10:40 am UTC

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I am reading the book Tuesdays with Morrie and need songs that relate to that book with explanations.

You will want songs that match up with the way the book is organized. And, remember, you will want songs that Morrie used to dance to in the 1970s when he attending those Friday Nights at...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2010 7:40 am UTC

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How does Morrie explain his near-death experence in Tuesdays with Morrie? Why do you think he asks to see the...

Morrie describes his near-death experience as "a terrible spell. It went on for hours. And I really wasn't sure I was going to make it. No breath. No end to the choking." At the point where he...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2010 12:50 pm UTC

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What is Morrie's reaction upon learning that he is dying of an incurable disease and doesn't have long to live?

Morrie’s reaction to finding out he is dying is admirable. He decides to make the most of the time he has left and to use it to benefit others. The chapter titled “The Syllabus” explains Morrie’s...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2019 2:24 pm UTC

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Would Morrie agree that everyone should have children?

Morrie wouldn't say that everyone should have children. In his conversation with Mitch, he makes it clear that no one has the right to tell someone else that they should or should not have them....

Latest answer posted April 11, 2018 1:45 pm UTC

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What does Morrie say about people being alike In Tuesdays With Morrie?

When Morrie and Mitch discuss culture, Morrie asserts that human beings should be responsible for creating their own culture based on their personal values. Morrie maintains that no one should...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2016 5:27 pm UTC

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What are some narrative techniques in Tuesdays with Morrie?

Mitch Albom uses a variety of narrative techniques in his 1997 bestselling memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie. There are portions of Tuesdays With Morrie that are related from a third-person perspective,...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2020 9:06 pm UTC

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Discuss the impact of ASL on Professor Morrie in Tuesdays with Morrie. How did Morrie respond to the disease?

Since Morrie has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, he has to deal with debilitating physical symptoms that progressively get worse. Earlier in the book, he is able to walk on his own. As...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019 4:49 pm UTC

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In Tuesdays With Morrie, what unmanly thing does Morrie want Mitch to be able to do?

The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, whose father was a fur merchant, Morrie vowed to never to work anywhere in which workers were exploited. So, he became a teacher, specifically a sociology...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2015 8:47 pm UTC

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What did Morrie get out of his time spent with Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie? If possible are there any quotes that...

In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie Schwarts is a born teacher. Teachers, as you know, need an audience. Even an audience of one. Morrie knows that he can impact Mitch's wayward, materialistic...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2010 9:57 am UTC

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From Tuesdays With Morrie, is it possible to list all of the aphorisms in the book?

Since Morrie's aphorisms run throughout the novel's narrative, obtaining all of them is a task beyond the scope here. For, gleaning all the aphorisms would probably require the reader to record...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2014 8:37 pm UTC

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How does the point of view of Morrie and Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie influence the reader?

The point of view between Morrie and Mitch is one of teacher and student. This frame of reference is critical in the influence it casts upon the reader. One of the fundamental lessons out of the...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2015 9:30 pm UTC

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Why does Morrie have a great deal of friends?  

In Tuesdays With Morrie, Morrie Schwartz is a dying sociology professor who becomes close friends with sports columnist Mitch Albom. As Morrie dies, his Tuesdays with Mitch are often interrupted by...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2018 5:20 pm UTC

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Did your opinion about Mitch change as book went on? In what way?

My first impression of Mitch was that he was an opportunist, only interested in a story, but not really interested in Morrie. As the story unfolds, he softens, and begins to see Morrie as a real...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2009 10:54 am UTC

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How can "Tuesdays with Morrie" help in creating your own culture if you don't believe in the one you live in now?  ...

First, I encourage you to re-read the Eleventh Tuesday, as this is the chapter which directly deals with creating your own subculture. On the whole, however, this entire book is about a man who...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2011 1:03 am UTC

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Why did Morrie decide to become a professor of sociology in Tuesdays with Morrie?

One could say that Morrie Schwartz almost fell into becoming a sociology professor; it's not really something he ever planned. When Morrie was a young man during the Great Depression there weren't...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2017 6:39 pm UTC

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