Summer Assignment For Ap Psychology About The Book Tuesdays With Morrie By Mitch Albom. About 5 Pages Long. Looks At Text In Big Picture Life Philosophy.

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Mitch Albom1997Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. Tuesdays with MorrieTuesdays with Morrie:An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lessonTuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom, is a lesson book on living life. One may easily argue that this book has two separate authors, because there are two separate views to be seen within its pages. Author Mitch Albom tells the story of a young man who travels to reunite wit his dying former college professor. The professor Morrie Schwartz, however, teaches the wisdom of life that is conveyed through the pages of this book. Morrie teaches many different lessons on life and Tuesdays with Morrie is the product of what Mitch Albom has learned from him. Though Morrie's lessons are universal, the subjective conclusions to which Albom arrives are what Morrie taught him how to find for his own again.Morrie Schwartz was a Sociology professor at Brandies University in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts. Mitch Albom first came to Morrie as a seventeen-year-old boy with nothing more on his mind than his plans to skip Morrie's potentially boring class. Albom quickly found that Morrie was no ordinary teacher. He became fast friends with Morrie and enrolled in every one of his offered courses. Morrie walked Mitch through his college years and taught him what it was to feel.Several years later, when Mitch learned that Morrie had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, he went back to visit his old college professor. Not until he spoke with Morrie again did he realize how much he himself had changed. Mitch found himself a completely different person from the one who had left Brandies University years before. Morrie challenged Mitch to question the value of his values even upon their first visit. Finally, Mitch began to realize how much he was missing in life that he had replaced with egotistical superficialities.Albom was not the only one who noticed the changes that he had made. Morrie quickly gathered enough purpose from Mitch to teach the very last class of his life. "The class met on Tuesdays. It began after breakfast. The subject was The Meaning of Life. It was taught from experience (Albom 1)."The lessons that Morrie set out to teach Mitch concerned things such as love, regrets, death, family, emotions, money, forgiveness, and much more. Morrie and Mitch met on a total of fifteen Tuesdays to discuss a new topic each week. Morrie had a lifetime of wisdom to give and Mitch came to the realization that he had an innumerable amount of questions to ask about life. Morrie once told Mitch, "Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live (Albom 82)." Morrie ironically relished the knowledge that death brought to him. Though his life was at its end, the fact that Morrie could see the important things in life more clearly than ever because of it fulfilled him. He took the time he had with his precious wisdom to keep teaching as he had for his entire life.Through the weeks that Mitch spends with Morrie, he...

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