Tuesdays with Morrie is an inspirational memoir, by Mitch Albom. It is a well-written novel which is mainly concerned with the rejection of the popular culture. If you enjoy nonfiction, and life-lesson giving themes, then you should read this book.
Albom included himself into the story as Mitch, Morrie’s old student. The novel is expressed from Albom’s own point of view of his character in the novel. This has many influences on the novel, and is more controllable for him. I have chosen this novel due to the fact that I read it for summer reading, and this novel really gave me various thoughts and tons of inspiration. Albom frequently used symbolism throughout his novel. Albom uses a pink hibiscus life representing Morrie’s life. Since the first day, the plant’s life started fading and so did Morrie’s. Morrie stated throughout the book “when you’re in bed you’re dead,” (131) so he always preferred to stay in his chair. When Morrie’s last days come closer he decides to stay in his bed due to immobility and other ALS causes. Morrie eventually lived his last day on his bed on the Last Tuesday. Another example of symbolism used by Albom is the media. The media was referred to as an evil dictator throughout the book. It also caused Mitch’s state of mind before he met Morrie; Mitch was so much of a workaholic that the only thing on his mind was the money. The novel is basically emphasizing that the society, media, and pop-culture do not contribute anything to the people.
The novel had a very sentimental meaning to Albom. Albom, who is “Mitch” in the novel, visits his old professor Morrie, who suffers from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). They meet every Tuesday as his disease starts and continues to progress. Albom, as I mentioned earlier, included himself as a character in his novel with his first name, Mitch. Morrie was Mitch’s old sociology professor at his time in college. Mitch just supported and helped Morrie with everything and...
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