Metamorphosis In Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie

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Tuesdays With Morrie Essay ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. In the book Tuesdays With Morrie written by Mitch Albom. In this book Morrie the main character is suffering from an incurable disease called ALS. This disease ALS causes loss in your motor functions such as moving limbs etcetera. However this disease has no effect on the brain,so as you are slowly dying and losing control of your limbs you are still mentally intact. In Morrie’s case this changes the way he sees life. For example Morrie teaches people to live life through the forgiveness that we should have for both ourselves and others. Here are some facts about this disease. There is no real cure for ALS,about 2 in 100,000 people contract this disease, and ALS was…show more content…
Morrie feels that we can feel sorry for ourselves, but in the end we need to let it go and enjoy life. “ I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on all the good things in my life ( Albom 57). This aphorism Morrie gave can teach a lot. Most of us have something that we feel sorry for whether it is the way we look or talk or even for other people. In Morrie’s case he often feels sorry for himself that he has to go through this terrible disease of ALS. Morrie believes that we have to let things like this go because often the things we think about are the bad things but really almost all of us have way more good things about us or our lives that we should focus on rather than all the bad that goes on. I have felt sorry for myself for quite some time now. Many people do not know that I only have one eye. My left eye is a prosthetic. This causes the left side of my face to droop down a little bit which to some people make look different. This has always bothered me “ why did I have to be born like this?” I would often ask myself this. I have always felt sorry for myself because of the way that I look. It makes me feel that I am not attractive and with the typical high school pressure to have a girlfriend it has made me less confident. I have felt that if I look like this nobody will like me. After reading this quote from Morrie I have come to realize that I…show more content…
“ If you don't have the support and love and caring concern that you get from a family, you don't have much at all” (Albom 91). I totally agree with this quote. Luckily I have a very loving and supporting family. Almost anyone in my family would do almost anything for me if they had to. I have a lot of love and support from my family. When things are tough they encourage me to keep going. They put a roof over my head they feed me. There is no better family that I could ever ask for. In Morrie's life this is not the case. Morrie did not have a loving father and his mother was separated from his father and was very ill. Morrie was forced to work at an early age around 8 or 9 years old. The money he earned would go to his father. Eventually Morrie’s father got remarried. This is when Morrie realized the importance of family. His stepmother showed the love and affection that almost never got by his mother or father. Morrie’s stepmother drove him to succeed in his life. I can connect to this through one of my friends. On my 14th birthday I had a sleepover for fun. This friend came, it was about 12 at night and he told me and my other friends that were there “ I am gonna go have some leftover pizza”. I said “ okay”. The next time I looked at the clock it was 12:45 and he still had not returned, so I went downstairs and he was not there. Next I went outside and he was

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