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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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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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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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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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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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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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In the book, Mitch reveals that he first met Morrie during his freshman year at Brandeis University in the spring of 1976. Mitch remembers that he was younger than most of his peers, as he...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2020, 9:47 pm (UTC)

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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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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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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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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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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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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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Through his stepmother's actions, Morrie was gifted the warmth which his house had lacked following the death of his mother. When Eva arrived, she brightened the "murky" atmosphere of their home....

Latest answer posted July 29, 2021, 11:39 am (UTC)

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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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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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Tuesdays With Morrie

In his book Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom records the wisdom of his former professor Morrie Schwartz. Morrie provides plenty of wisdom, and one of his sayings is “Learn to forgive yourself and...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2021, 2:12 pm (UTC)

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Tuesdays With Morrie

Morrie teaches several courses over his years spent at Brandeis University. When Mitch Albom is a student there, he takes them all. In 1994, Morrie hobbles into the classroom to teach his final...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2021, 11:54 am (UTC)

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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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Tuesdays With Morrie

Near the end of his life, when Morrie's body is ravaged by ALS, he shares lessons about forgiveness with Mitch. Pointing to a sculpture of himself, Morrie tells Mitch about his friend Norman, the...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2021, 11:55 am (UTC)

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Tuesdays With Morrie

Morrie truly listened to his students and became personally involved in their concerns. He often attracted "radical" students to his sociology classes because of his open-mindedness and refusal to...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2021, 12:23 pm (UTC)

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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

When Mitch visits Morrie, he wants to feel as though he is contributing something. Additionally, he remembers Morrie's fondness for good food. Mitch feels helpless to assist Morrie in many ways, so...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2021, 11:38 am (UTC)

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Tuesdays With Morrie

Tuesdays With Morrie is a real story that reflects the life lessons of Morrie Schwartz, who was Mitch's sociology professor at Brandeis University. When Morrie was diagnosed with ALS, which is...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2021, 1:14 pm (UTC)

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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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Tuesdays With Morrie

In Tuesdays With Morrie, Morrie is a college professor and a teacher by vocation as well as by profession. He is a man who has always been clever and thoughtful, but unlike many intellectually...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2021, 2:46 pm (UTC)

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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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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

In Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom reconnects with his old sociology professor after seeing him on a television guest spot. This is when he learns that Morrie Schwartz is terminally ill. Morrie...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2021, 3:18 pm (UTC)

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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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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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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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Tuesdays With Morrie

Many people read Tuesdays With Morrie because of the perspective of its author. Morrie Schwartz is a former professor with incredible gifts, including compassion and encouragement; these gifts are...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2021, 12:39 pm (UTC)

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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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Tuesdays With Morrie

When Mitch Albom learns that his beloved former teacher Morrie is dying, he decides to spend intentional time with him through his final days. During his visits, Morrie shares heartfelt messages...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2021, 12:07 pm (UTC)

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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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Tuesdays With Morrie

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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Tuesdays With Morrie

Mitch had developed a close friendship with his teacher Morrie during his time as a student at Brandeis University. After his graduation he promised his teacher that he would keep in touch. He...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2015, 7:04 am (UTC)

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Tuesdays With Morrie

There are multiple settings in Tuesdays With Morrie, the most prominent being Morrie's home as well as the university as it appears in Mitch's flashbacks. As the book moves forward, Morrie's room...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2011, 12:31 pm (UTC)

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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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