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"Tuesdays with Morrie"
The paper summarizes the book, "Tuesdays with Morrie", by Mitch Albom, and discusses the book in the light of "Life-Span Development" by John W. Santrock.
# 49151 | 1,206 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2004 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper introduces the book about a professor who got sick and how his one student visited him every Tuesday until his death. The book is a summary of their conversations. It explains how, through the theoretical concepts of Santrock and his portrayal of the lifespan development, and Albom's conceptual depiction of life through the life and death of Professor Morrie, the reader comes to view death with less fear and sees it merely as the end of a journey that should be lived to the full.

From the Paper:

"Tuesdays with Morrie is a small book-192 pages long. It begins by describing Morrie's life before his illness and the circumstances in which he and Mitch met. Morrie in this case is Morrie Schwartz, a professor of sociology while Mitch is Mitch Albom, one of the students of the professor and the author of the book. In a series of fourteen chapters, we are given vignettes of the Tuesday visits between the two men. The book outlines the conversations that took place between the two men and through this record of the conversations, we become progressively enlightened as to Morrie's attitudes toward dying and death as well as toward such matters as the expenditure of emotion, forgiveness, family, and regret. The final chapter describes Morrie's death and funeral and thus, life and its machinations. Although Tuesdays with Morrie is mainly a vehicle for Morrie to speak about his illness and himself, we also learn about Mitch and his family, and about Mitch's reactions to the progress of his friend's disease. It in essence presents the development of life and death by showing the lifespan of a Morrie and his struggle to understand the circumstances in which he has lived and dies."

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