The Popular Book "Tuesdays with Morrie"

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The reason why I chose to read this book is because my friend recommended it to me as a heart-felt and inspiring story, which I am interested in. Another reason is that in my surprise, the libraries I went to said that the book was checked out, which made me all the more interested to read it due to its popularity.

Mitch Albom, the main character, narrator and author, writes about his relationship with his favorite professor, which is another main character, Morrie Schwartz. The setting takes place during the year of 1995 in West Newton, Massachusetts in Morrie’s home. The major conflict is Morrie’s battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The climax is during the last Tuesday, Mitch visits Morrie when Mitch gives Morrie a hug and begins to cry, which foreshadows the death of Morrie. The resolution is all the Tuesday meetings leading up to Mitch’s funeral when the purpose of the visits is for Mitch to open up to Morrie with his thoughts and emotions.

Mitch grasps important life lessons that are shared by Morrie. Morrie discusses themes about acceptance, self-created cultur...

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