Acceptance In The Book Tuesdays With Morrie's Life

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Tuesdays With Morrie Take Home Essay The book, Tuesdays with Morrie, describes an ideal way to accept death, and to not let it ruin the life you are still living. Morrie is Mitch’s favorite college professor, and when Mitch is out of college and realizes that Morrie has been diagnosed with ALS, he arrives at Morrie’s house within days. Morrie becomes Mitch’s teacher again, and one of their major topics of discussion is acceptance. Throughout the book, Mitch learns to accept how to live his life, and Morrie learns how to accept finishing the end of his life. The theme of Tuesdays with Morrie is to accept whatever life throws at you on a daily basis, even if it is something small. Examples of acceptance are shown in the book when Morrie gets diagnosed with ALS, Mitch has to manage himself when he loses his uncle, and when Morrie finally loses his privacy by needing someone to help him with common tasks.…show more content…
People who unfortunately to get this disease are only given about two years to live. While most people would just sit around and grieve over the fact that they are going to die any day, Morrie Schwartz is unlike all others, and he makes the most of his time while teaching his story to others. He accepts the fact that he doesn’t have much longer to live, and he embraces it, and even enjoys it. He shows his acceptance when he says, “’Not everyone is so lucky” (Albom 57). Mitch thought about this statement and said “I studied him in his chair, unable to stand, to wash, to pull up his pants. Lucky. Did he really just say lucky?” (Albom 57). This example fits the theme because when Morrie accepts the fact that he could die any day, it keeps him motivated, and he performs his daily tasks with more passion then he ever would have

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