The events of Tuesdays with Morrie are set in motion when Mitch finds out his beloved former college professor is dying and decides to visit him.
While at Brandeis, Mitch takes almost all of the sociology courses Morrie had teaches. Morrie cries freely and often, and continually encourages Mitch to do so also. Sixteen years after his graduation from Brandeis, Mitch is feeling frustrated with the life he has chosen to live. Morrie is being featured on the television program "Nightline" in the first of three interviews with Ted Koppel, whom he quickly befriends.
Albom was prompted to travel from Michigan to Massachusetts to visit Schwartz. Mitch, for instance, is severely shaken as a young man by the untimely death of his favorite uncle, and Morrie never fully recovers from the death of his mother.
He seems reluctant to rekindle his relationship with Mitch, but by the end of the novel, we see that he has warmed up and may be letting his brother back into his life.
Mitch calls Peter and leaves numerous phone messages, though the only reply he receives from his brother is a curt message in which Peter insists he is fine, and reminds Mitch that he does not want to talk about his illness.
After a childhood in which affection was largely absent, he thrives on physical contact as a baby would. As part of this quest, Morrie conducts research on how other cultures around the world view death. Morrie Schwartz has come to terms with his mortality and rests easily in the knowledge that his life was lived well.
I look back sometimes at the person I was before I rediscovered my old professor. It is only fitting that since Morrie liked to teach in his study, as he was able to give his last class, to one of his favorite students Mitch in the comfort of his own study at home.
He has learned the importance of human relationships and the short-sightedness of material ambitions. As a professional singer, she never sings upon request; however, when Morrie asked her to sing she did without hesitation and moved him to tears.
He is surrounded by loved ones, and he has sublimated material ambitions to the eternal pleasures of an existence steeped in personal relationships and the pursuit of knowledge. Albom has learned valuable lessons from Morrie.
However, these personal instances of death serve as catalysts for change. Morrie cries freely and often, and continually encourages Mitch to do so also.
Before consenting to be interviewed, Morrie surprises and softens the famed newscaster when he asks Koppel what is "close to his heart. When he returns to his home in Detroit, Mitch learns that the article he has worked so hard to write will not even be published, as the union he belongs to is striking against the newspaper he works for.
Once more, Mitch travels to Boston to visit Morrie. Simpson is voted not guilty by the court jury. In his lessons, Morrie advises Mitch to reject the popular culture in favor of creating his own.
Eva also instills in Morrie his love of books and his desire for education. After falling out of contact, Morrie is diagnosed with ALS and finds himself in deteriorating health.
He has learned that death is, as he writes, "the great equalizer, the one big thing that can finally make strangers shed a tear for one another.Tuesdays With Morrie is a memoir (a narrative based on the author's life) written by Mitch Albom in which the author recounts his experiences meeting with his old college professor, Morris.
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