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TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE: LITERATURE SUMMARY / ANALYSIS
Throughout Morrie's sickness he always preferred to stay in his chair,
in his study, where he was surrounded by pictures of his family, friends
and could look out his window and appreciate the seasons and sunlight.
Morrie states that, "when you're in bed, you're dead" (131).
Morrie is determined to live the last days of his life as much as possible
because he feels that if he decided to stay in bed, he would be surrendering
himself to death. We only see Morrie in his bed on the last Tuesday which
happens to be one of the final days of his life. He had been successful
at not staying in his bed until these last few days which was when he
fully accepted and surrendered himself to death.
Tuesdays With Morrie
Meaning of the Title:
The title, Tuesdays With Morrie, refers to Mitch and Morrie's weekly Tuesday meetings, in Morrie's home, in which they discussed the meaning of life.
Morrie's home in West Newton, Massachusetts.
The disease ALS
Point of View:
First person limited
First four chapters, “The Curriculum”, “The Syllabus”, “The Student” and “The Audiovisual”. In this first part of the novel the major characters and conflicts are introduced which provides as the background information for the remainder of the novel.
The last Tuesday Mitch visits Morrie, when he is very close to his death. They hug each other and Morrie is finally successful at making Mitch cry.
Mitch finds comfort in talking with Morrie’s spirit, after his death. Mitch also contacts his brother in Spain.
Love or perish, acceptance through detachment, rejection of pop-culture for self-created values
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