Tuesdays with Morrie
Morrie constantly detaches himself from everyday life, experiences, and feelings. In Mitch Albom’s memoir Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie is slowly losing his independence and needs assistance with normal everyday life experiences. Morrie is dying a slow and painful death due to A.L.S. In Tuesdays with Morrie, we learn a major theme that deals with acceptance through detachment. Throughout the novel, Morrie detaches himself from the thoughts of not being able to do things on him own, and he also detaches from the thought of dying.
In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie learns how to accept the fact that he is dying and he detaches himself from the thought. He still lives his everyday life as if he wasn’t dying and he also tries to teach Mitch the importance of life. Morrie tries to get people to hear his stories and learn from them by being on a midnight show. He believes that as you grow, you learn more. He also believes that people should look at the positives in life instead of the negatives. “As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you’d always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay; its growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it” (Albom ). Morrie doesn’t really let the fact that he’s going to die effect his life that he still has remaining. Instead of fearing his death, every Tuesday he meets with Mitch and talks more about the importance of life, how important family and love is. In the middle of Mitch Albom’s memoir Tuesdays with Morrie, we learn that Mitch is too caught up on work to receive or give “love.” He puts his work before love, relationships, and family. Morrie tries talking to him about how important love is and he also tries to get Mitch to accept love into his life instead of being so afraid of it. “The most important thing in life is to learn to give out love, and...
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