The Five People You Meet in Heaven Essay

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In The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, Eddie, the main character, is a really good man. Throughout the story we see several of the distinctive traits he has. He is extremely devoted, caring, and was very brave. He was a very decent man.

Eddie was devoted to very many things in his life but several stick out to me. He was devoted to his job at Ruby Pier. He never missed a day and he was always certain about key decisions so no mistakes are made. He even died saving a little girl in an accident at Ruby Pier. He was also loyal to his wife, staying faithful throughout their marriage. He loved her from the day he met her to the day she died. He was also devoted to his Dad. He never gave up hope on his Dad and always wanted to please him and earn his respect. It shows real devotion not to give up. Eddie was also a very caring man. He was always good with small children at the pier. The book says they always liked and respected him. He cared enough to save a little girl’s life at Ruby Pier, losing his own. He was always attentive and kind to his wife. They may have had some rough times but they stuck it out. He was always there when she needed him and he was helpful when she was injured and ill. He also cared about others enough to save someone’s life but lost his own. If he hadn’t cared about the safety of the children at the pier he wouldn’t have saved the little girl, but he did. He tried to make sure no one was injured on his watch.

Eddie was brave all of his life. When he was young he was brave enough to join the military and help save the lives of his crew. He assisted them to escape once they had been captured and held prisoner. He was also brave enough to walk into a burning hut to save what he thought was a human. His Captain shot him in the leg to stop him and they rescued him from there. In heaven, Eddie learns there really was a little girl that had been burned in that hut. He is also brave enough to save the little girl’s life risking...
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