Tuesdays With Morrie Literary Analysis

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In the novel Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom, one of the main characters named Morrie Schwatz is dying form ALS. He is in constant pain, yet he still stays positive, which is something everyone needs to learn from. Throughout the book we follow as a late man, named Mitch, who is in his late- twentys, visits his old college professor, Morrie Schwarts. Morries talks about his past life before the disease and talks about how happy and lively he was. Now that he has ALS, this limits him to his wheel chair and recliner. Morrie is the kind of person who would dance for hours and eat a bunch of food, but since the ALS has forced him to stop those things that he loves, most people would think he would be sad. Morrie was quite tbe opposite of sad. He talks about crying for only a few minutes before he “detached” from that feeling and moves on with his day. Morrie said to Mitch, “‘But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say, ‘All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.’’”(96). Morrie understood that he was dying but he never made that feeling of self pitty get him…show more content…
People spend so much time focusing on the past and the furute, that they miss what is happening around them. A person can spend their whole live remembering this one time a person wronged you or betrayed you that you will never forgive them. Morrie talks about his regret this and tells Mitch, “‘You need to amke peace with yourself and everyone around you.’” (167) Once a perosn forgives someone and no longer dwells on what that perspn did in the past, can you move on and start something new an
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