Tuesday with Morrie

Satisfactory Essays
Natasha Nieves
Men and Masculinities
October 12, 2011
John Agnelli

In the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom, it reveals that there are many men that are afraid of talking and expressing their true feelings. Men sometimes have problems with showing their emotions to people because they feel it is a sign of weakness. The book shows that Mitch was afraid of talking about his problems, such as death and getting married. This applies for many people in the world today not just men; however, men just tend to hide their feelings more often because judgment may be passed. Gender becomes a challenge in the book because it shows that men are sometimes afraid of expressing their feelings. I can relate to this because I have witnessed this with my boyfriend and the men in my family as well. It takes a lot for a person to express themselves especially men because they allow pride to over come. The book also shows that men are afraid to sometimes commit to others even if their heart wants to. For example, Mitch had a great girlfriend who he was in love with but he allowed other things to get in the way of his true feelings for her. He wouldn’t marry her because he would always have an excuse, till one day he finally let his masculine guard down and followed his heart. Additionally, in the book Mitch had a professor whom he cared about a lot, and he had not kept in touch like he said he would, eventually he found out that his professor Morrie was dying. Death brought Mitch closer than ever with Morrie, and it showed that they had a type of father son relationship. Death can be an example of showing how much someone cares for another, but we shouldn’t wait till someone is about to die or is dead to reach out and show them how much we care for them. Death is an extremely sensitive topic that affects anyone male or female. In the book the idea of death brought Mitch closer to a person that really had a great effect on his life. Death brings out peoples

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