Tuesdays With Morrie Comparison

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Oftentimes, valuable lessons can be learned through life’s trials and tribulations. In the book, Tuesdays with Morrie, painful experiences can have a positive impact on one’s life, as evident through the protagonist, Morrie Schwartz. In comparison to Shakespeare’s King Lear, tragedy leads to Lear’s character because of his insatiable desire to seek wisdom. Throughout their respective texts, both the characters of Schwartz and Lear share noticeable similarities in the way they have acquired knowledge, showing that wisdom is achieved by stepping out of your comfort zone. It is wise to only spread love to those around you, ignore the hate and forgive people for their faults. Accepting one's death is a clear sign of wisdom. Death is inevitable,…show more content…
His life was forever changed the moment the Doctor informed him his days were numbered. Although this would cause grief to the average person, but not Morrie. When the doctor told Morrie that he had two years to live, he had the choice to give up on life at that moment. He thinks to himself, “Do I wither up and disappear, or do I make the best out of the time I have left? (Albom, 10) Morris decides to choose the latter of the two conflicting options, making a commitment to live his final days to the fullest. In King Lear, Lear also displayed a similar sense of perseverance when he faced persecution by his daughters, Goneril and Regan, expelling him from his kingdom and exposing him to the cruelty of the outside world. “You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, as full of grief as age; wretched in both! If it be you that stir these daughters' hearts against their father, fool me not so much to bear it tamely; touch me with noble anger, And let not women's weapons, water-drops, stain my man's cheeks!” (Act 2, scene 4). King Lear is putting into perspective his current bad situation and asking the lord to give him the strength to overcome his adversities, as opposed to feeling sorry for

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