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Morrie Schwartz is the main character in the book Tuesdays with Morrie and he is the main focus of the book. Morrie becomes ill with ALS and this leaves his body in a terrible condition but his mental state is not altered in any way. He is a very intellectual man. He was a sociology professor at a university but now he teaches Mitch all he knows about the process of death and dying. Mitch respects Morrie a great deal and listens to him and really takes his words to heart. Morrie is very open about his feelings and is a very passionate person.