Tuesdays With Morrie Rhetorical Analysis

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Tuesdays with Morrie: Words of Wisdom Morrie has spent the majority of his life as a college professor at Brandeis University. Morrie has always been a very positive and intelligent man; He loves to teach, was an excellent teacher and believes he has fallen into the position by default. Morrie retires from his so-adored job around age 77 after beginning to lose control of his body to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Morrie realizes that his time is running out to share his opinions on the meaning of life and spends the rest of his life, doing so. Over his life, Morrie says many aphorisms and educates many important lessons that change the lives of others and touch many hearts. Morrie teaches that everyone should live their life by not feeling sorry for themselves, accepting death and not using material items as a substitute for true passion. Morrie instructs that nobody should live their life feeling apologetic for themselves. Morrie’s opinion on this topic is that people should not dwell…show more content…
Morrie’s opinion on this is that death should not be feared or be an uncomfortable topic to talk about. Death has to be looked at in a positive way and should be understood. Morrie states, “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live” (Albom 82). In my opinion, it is important to acknowledge that we are all going to die someday and accepting this fact. Although, I do not believe that life can not be lived until death is accepted. I think a person can live a complete and cheerful life without ever thinking about death and just letting it happen on it’s own. In my life, this quote does apply because I could never imagine losing a loved one. According to Morrie, this is holding me back from living my life entirely. In the future, trying to be more aware of death and knowing that each second could be my last, or the last of somebody I love, will prepare me for when death does

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