Death In Mitch Albom's 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

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Both the quotes by Morrie Schwartz and Joseph Heller have to do with the relationships you make, the importance of the people around you and the way death affects your loved ones. The following quote is by Morrie Schwartz, and is written in Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, “Death ends a life, not a relationship”(174). Morrie Schwartz was a sociology professor at Brandeis University in Kentucky that was diagnosed with ALS, an incurable, fatal neurological disease. Morrie decided to use himself as a living textbook, and allow people to learn about life and death through his own. The quote means that it does not matter if you are dead or not, your memory will go on living through the people that you affected in your life. Morrie was saying that it is important to make lasting relationships while you are alive, so that there are people to remember you once you are gone.…show more content…
Joseph Heller was a novelist, short story writer and a playwright and a professor of creative writing at the City College of New York in the seventies. He was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome on December 13th, at age 58. He was transferred to the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine the next month. He wrote “Catch-22”, and was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps. The quote means that if you were to put your life on the line to save something, or someone, then it is worth to go on living for them. It is important to have good relationships with people so that you have something to live for, or someone to care

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