Tuesdays with Morrie
A Brief Meaning of Life Paper
California State University, Northridge
Annmarie (Connie) Villegas
Social Work 502
March 22, 2012
Tuesdays with Morrie takes the reader through a captivating journey of one mans life during his time of death and another mans journey to self-realization. By coming together both men found a sense of meaning through the path they walked together before the end of one mans days. In this novel Mitch Albom discovers that his life is crumbling down due to his company going on strike. He was a columnist who was always traveling and working; this was put above his family. During his struggle to gain a sense of what he is doing in life, he came to find an old friend who was a former professor of his. That professor was Morrie, an older man who had been on the television talking about his experience of aging and battling a debilitating disease. Mitch and Morrie finally met and from that day forward every Tuesday, till Morries’ passing. Mitch would fly in every Tuesday for his weekly lecture, however they called it his last Thesis, both would talk about an array of subjects and each other views on each topic. As the months had progressed Morrie had withered and Mitch began to become more involved because he wanted to hold onto what little that he could of his dear professor. On the last day of Mitch and Morries weekly meetings Morrie was finally ready to say good-bye and had ended the thesis. During the time of Morries death Mitch had came to the realization that Morrie waited and passed on a Tuesday, which was the day both got to share their most intimate thoughts with one another. This paper will out line the journey of both men and how they grew through this journey.
Who Do you think got more out of their Tuesday meetings ? Mitch or Morrie? In what way? How do you think each would answer the