Free Study Guide: Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom|
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE: PLOT NOTES / CHAPTER NOTES
1. How is popular culture and the media represented throughout
the novel? Describe how Morrie has created his own culture. Pretending
you are Mitch, use what you have learned from Morrie's teachings to outline
a new set of your own cultural values by which you will begin leading
2. Describe how Mitch has suffered under the demands of the media
and pop-culture. Illustrate a personal experience where you may have suffered
as a result of pop-culture values and demands; how did you escape and
create your own values, like Morrie? If you were not able to, how could
you apply Morrie's teachings to see through pop-culture values?
3. Morrie emphasizes the importance of love and compassion throughout
the entire novel. What role does he feel they play in every day life?
How has he come to realize how important love is? Provide specific examples
from the novel.
4. Explain Morrie's theory on detachment; how has it helped him throughout his sickness? If he had not been successful at detaching himself from his experiences, do you think he would have lived as long as he did with ALS? How do you think it helped him stay somewhat content with his illness?
5. Describe what the pink hibiscus plant symbolizes.
6. Mitch brings Morrie food every Tuesday. Describe why you think Mitch continues to bring Morrie food that he knows he is unable to eat.
7. How did Morrie's childhood positively impact the remainder
of his life? Explain how each of his family members (his father, brother,
mother and stepmother) have played a role in his development.
8. Who inspired Morrie's love and motivation for education? Why
did he decide to become a sociology professor?
9. Throughout the novel Morrie continually emphasizes the importance of accepting our imminent death. Elaborate on this theory and how it could affect they way in which we choose to live our lives. What does he mean by, "Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live." (82)?
10. Morrie expresses how he was never afraid to age. Describe how he
see aging as growth and not decay, contrary to most people.
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