The Blurred Truth of Life
Have you ever thought about how you would die? I'm sure you hoped it was a quick, painless death. For a man in his seventies it was a slow, time-consuming death. He contracted a life destroying disease, ALS. However, for this old timer, he saw it rather as a blessing then the work of the some invisible force. Blessing plays a life-changing role in Tuesdays with Morrie because of this element accidentally finding good luck transforms Mitch Albom from a materialistic workaholic to a sincere human being; it also helps Morrie Schwartz pass along his story before it's too late. Mitch Albom uses diction, tone, mood and characterization to present the idea of blessing through a new prospective.
I'm sure everyone has or will have a fortunate moment in his or her life. It's just all in how you look at it. Morrie who is suffering from ALS sees the better side of his disease that slowly consumes your body. "I'm on the last great journey" he says because he knows he's going to die yet he sees the bright side of it, which is unlike most deaths, he gets to say good bye to all of his loved ones. Mitch taking Morries classes in college started the whole chain of blessing. Many people were fortunate in this book. Not only was Mitch lucky to catch his old college professor on the television, but us as readers benefited from learning Morries lessons about life.
In Tuesdays with Morrie, Aside from dancing, one of Morrie's favorite things to do is eat. Each Tuesday Mitch stops at the grocery store and brings Morrie a bag of food. Shortly after Mitch starts this tradition, Morrie is no longer able to eat solid food. Mitch does not find this out until a few weeks later when Morrie's wife, Charlotte, shows Mitch all his food she had stored away in the freezer and refrigerator. Each week Mitch continues to bring the bag of food and presents it to Morrie who acts excited to see it. Although Mitch knows Morrie can...