Analysis Of The Book ' The Five People You Meet ' Heaven ' By Mitch Albom

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“This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.” Imagine dying and going to heaven and meeting people that may have had an impact on you and getting to understand your whole life. In the book “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom, Eddie, our main character, dies trying to save a girl’s life and goes to heaven, where he meets some people that have somehow been affected by Eddie or have had some effect on him. He learns something new about himself and the world every new person he meets. The themes of sacrifice, and the knowledge of the interconnectedness of lives greatly impacts Eddie’s character development in the story. People throughout Eddie’s life sacrifice for him, which he does not realize until he arrives in heaven. The first sacrifice that Eddie learns about is how the Blue man had sacrificed his life by veering off the road in order to save Eddie’s life when he was young. In his interactions with his Captain, Eddie learns about how the Captain had to shoot Eddie’s leg injuring him for life in an effort to save him from going inside of the fiery house and killing himself. The captain justifies his decision to sacrifice Eddie’s leg because “No one gets left behind” (Albom 88). Another sacrifice that Eddie is told about is the sacrifice his Captain made by deciding to go inspect the field in which he stepped on a land mine and blew up. The Captain…

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