Morrie's Letter To Her Father

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Instantly upon hearing “Who is Morrie Schwartz?” the guilt overwhelms Mitch. He feels at fault for letting Morrie slip his mind after all these years and throwing the letters away from Brandeis thinking it is only spam mail. Even though Mitch had not bothered to reach out to Morrie all those years, when he finally calls Morrie, he immediately remembers Mitch. They agree to meet up but as Mitch pulls into Morrie’s driveway, preparing himself, he ignores Morrie for a call concerning his job. He later admits to regretting that action. It took away some of their precious time together. It does not take long for the two to fall back into their old bond of long talks and fond smiles. It is almost as if they never lost touch and the time they have …show more content…

Mitch weekly, Tuesdays to be exact, visits Morrie’s home to talk about life. Although Mitch does not realize it, it is his final class being taught by Morrie. It is an unspoken agreement. Morrie’s life experience strongly influences Mitch over the weeks they talk yet Morrie can apply death to his lessons this time. This is important because he is able to tell Mitch to enjoy every little aspect of life that he can. Morrie’s abilities are limited, causing him to stop doing his daily routine such as being able to dance. Every week Mitch goes to visit Morrie, he notices Morrie is slowly losing his range of movements. This is shown when the author writes, “The lump of his form was so withered that I almost thought there was something missing. He was as small as a child. Morrie’s mouth was open, and his skin was pale and tight against his cheekbones. When his eyes rolled toward me, he tried to speak, but I heard only a soft grunt” (Albom 183). This is important because it shows how frail Morrie has become. Although he can barely speak, he tells Mitch that he is a good soul and he loves him. Ever since Mitch was a freshman, one of Morrie's goals is to have Mitch cry in front of

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