Tuesdays With Morrie Book Analysis

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There are a copious amount of books and novels that tell stories of adversity. Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is one of those many novels. Tuesdays with Morrie, written by Mitch Albom, is another novel that portrays adversity over the course of the story. Both of the main characters are going through or have someone that is going through adversity. Each novel handles adversity similarly and differently. Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is a novel about a Jew and his father during the Holocaust. The main character is a young boy named Elie Wiesel that is shipped off to a concentration camp along with his family. He and his father are separated from his sisters and mother at the very beginning. This was one of the many adversities that Mr.…show more content…
As written by Mitch Albom in the novel Tuesdays with Morrie, Mr. Schwartz becomes infected with a disease known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This disease slowly shuts down the human body. This disease would have mentally and physically crippled most individuals, but ALS did not mentally cripple Mr. Schwartz. In the novel, Mr. Schwartz took his deadly disease and changed it into a life lesson about living. His main student was Mitch Albom, but his other students are everyone that has interacted with him or read Tuesdays with Morrie. Mr. Schwartz finds the meaning of what it means to live and shares it with everyone he can. At one point in the novel, there is a game going on with students chanting, “We are number one!” Mr.Schwartz stands up and asks “What’s wrong with being number two?” and sits back down triumphantly (Albom 159). This shows Mr. Schwartz’s character. He handles different situations differently. This includes adversities. At one point in the novel, Morrie Schwartz is having a fake funeral. Mitch Albom came late and Mr. Schwartz just mentions that he will catch the next one. This shows that he did not like to be serious about things and wanted people to not be sad, but to live to the fullest. Mr. Schwartz did have his time to be sad, just how Mr. Wiesel was sad, in the morning. He would allow himself some time to cry, but then he would stop and go about his day. He did this so he could live fully without dying
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