Tuesdays with Morrie

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In the book, “tuesdays with Morrie,” Mitch writes about his relationship with Morrie, an old college professor of Mitch’s. The two reunite after several years because Mitch learns of Morrie’s terminal ALS diagnosis, also known as the Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch decides that something is missing in his own life, so he challenges himself to set aside every Tuesday for visiting Morrie. During those visits, Mitch becomes aware that he takes on the student status and starts to learn from Morrie. Mitch also refers to his every Tuesday visitations, as “a last class.”

Mitch really believes he needs to be there for Morrie’s last class. Mitch learns a lot about life in the meantime. He taught Mitch how to live and love without being scared to express his feelings. Two big things you want to know how to do in life. Without loving anyone, would be quite depressing and lonely. On page twenty eight and twenty nine, it shows how Mitch really felt about Morrie. This was his first Tuesday visit with Morrie, it became apparent that Morrie was dying and that he did not have long to live. So, his way to tell him goodbye was to stay with him every Tuesday, and have their usual talks and teaching sessions. I could tell a sudden change of Mitch’s attitude after a few sessions of the last class. Mitch was also willing to hear what it was like to know that someone was dying, but at the same time really what it was like to live like you were dying. Morrie had just swallowed his pills and said,” Shall I tell you what it’s like?” (pg 29) I think it really meant something to Mitch after hearing this, because everyone is scared to die, and they don’t like talking about the subject at all.

Morrie knew he had to settle down though, once he was diagnosed. I think for the most part he made the rest of his short life he had wonderful. He explained his disease with the class saying, "My friends, I assume you are all here for the Social Psychology class. I have been teaching...
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