An Analysis Of Mitch Albom 's Book Tuesdays With Morrie Essays

1340 Words Jul 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Death is one of life’s greatest struggles, and it is also its most certain occurrences. Many of us find great difficulty in coming to terms with this fact so much so that it is not uncommon to completely banish the thought of death. However, in Mitch Albom’s bestselling book Tuesdays with Morrie his readers are sat down next to a professor who can help one answer these questions. He is not a professor of science, English, math, or of any of the other subjects which one might expect a professor to specialize in. No, we are sat down next to a professor whose subject area is death. A man who has been diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig 's disease: he has only a few weeks to live. Albom’s readers begin this lesson in death one night when the writer of the book hears that his old professor, Morrie, has been diagnosed with ALS. Mitch has been a successful sports writer now for some time and he has all but forgotten about this old professor whom he affectionately called “coach” and assured that he would keep in contact with. Feeling somewhat guilty he decides to get in contact with his old professor and comes to his house one Tuesday. Little did Mitch know at the time that this first meeting was not to be just an awkward meeting between a dying man and his old student, but that instead it was to become a series of meetings in which he and his old professor discus life, its meaning, and dealing with death. Morrie is shocked to see how a man like Morrie,…

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