Tuesdays With Morrie By Mitch Albom Essay

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Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is a novel on the end of Morrie Schwartz’s life. This book has many examples of the four reasons we do not express emotions and many examples of those reason being broke so people can express their emotions. Morrie was Mitch’s professor back in college and after college Mitch never contacted Morrie again until he saw Morrie on “Nightline”. Morrie was dying of ALS, which is why he was on “Nightline”. Mitch calls to see how his old professor is doing and they set up a date where Mitch can visit Morrie. Mitch goes to visit the old dying man, which begins their last class together on how to live life. One of the reasons we do not express our emotions is social rules, which affects our ability to express our emotions because society discourages us from using emotions to express ourselves. An example in Tuesdays with Morrie when social rule’s result in Mitch is not being able to express his emotions is when he is describing his uncle at the dinner table in pain after eating because he has pancreatic cancer, “The rest of us- my aunt, his two young sons, me- stood there, silently, cleaning the plates, averting our eyes”(Albom 15). The social rule is that when someone is in pain you can either comfort them or leave them alone. Mitch, his aunt, and his cousins could not bring themselves to even look at the dying man let alone comfort him. So instead mitch adverts his eyes like the rest of the family and bottles up the helpless feelings without…

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