Analysis Of Tuesdays With Morrie

From the beginning, the world is taught that death is the worse and most fearful thing to exist. In Mitch Albom’s, Tuesdays with Morrie, it is the opposite, death is portrayed as the way one can learn to live by accepting its presence for it provides many opportunities of a good life. This will be proven by the most useful lessons taught: the importance of family, the meaning of love and how to deal with death itself.

To begin, Morrie explains to Mitch during their fifth lesson that family is one of the most important things to have. He starts of by explaining how “[i]f you don’t have the support… from a family, you don’t have much at all.” (Albom, P.91). Without family, death would be much more difficult to deal with since family provides
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Although love has a different meaning in both relationships, it is still the most powerful emotion felt for both. During the novel, Morrie is constantly saying that “[t]he most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” ( Albom, P.52). To further discuss, he is trying to explain that love is not as it is perceived as, it is not something that makes one weak but creates strength. By accepting that, love will be easier to give and it will not be as scary to let people love you. In addition, love is what reassures the population about death. During the ninth lesson, they discuss how love goes on , “[a]nd love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”( Albom, P.133). He states this because the world is scared that once they are dead, no one will remember them but that is not true. Your family and friends will carry on your memory because of the love shared with one another. When that is accepted, living life to the fullest becomes much easier cause the fear of death is gone. Furthermore, one thing that Morrie repeats more than once in this memoir is: “love each other or perish” (Albom, P.149). This line is from his favourite poem written by W.H Auden, it is mentioned many times when they are talking about marriage. During marriage, it is important to love one another and to be completely honest or else it will not work out. The loss of love is what leads to …show more content…
Albom’s novel is based on death and how to learn about life through it. Unlike most people, when Morrie found out he only had a certain amount of time to live, he did not freak out and go on a trip to Hawaii or go into a state of depression, he decided to teach others about life through the eyes of death. He met up with old friends, students and even news broadcasts to let them learn about life and death through his experiences. In the fourth chapter, Morrie states: “ once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” (Albom, P.82). By accepting the fact that death is a permanent part of life will make living much easier. In addition, death opens your eyes to things you would not normally pay attention to. For example: Morrie would explain how he would notice how the leaves change colours when the season change and hearing the strength of the wind, these are both things he did not have the time to appreciate before. Living with the fear of death tends to block out certain things in life, so once one accepts death, life will become clearer. “Everyone knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it.” (Albom, P.80). This is what Morrie starts off with in the chapter about death because the world believes death is avoidable. The fact is that it is not, and there is no way to avoid it. No one can sneak by death but those who accept it are able to live a much fuller

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