Sunday, November 27, 2011
In Tuesdays With Morrie, there are two important and specific places mentioned in the book. The most important places would have to be inside Morrie Schwartz's home. This is where all of the discussions on Tuesdays take place. Without this setting, Mitch and Morrie might have not had such personal conversations and the story would have not been the same. Everyone is comfortable in their own home and can easily be themselves and tune out the outside world. In Morrie's study, there is a plant that also dies at the same time that Schwartz is battling the disease which creates a symbol within the story. In his study, Mitch can also learn more about Morrie and the people to visit and help take care of him. The second important place would be inside his home again, but this time, in Morrie's bedroom during the final days of his life. In the book Morrie says, "When you're in bed, you're dead." which only leads to the forshadowing of the fact that Schwartz did not have much time left to live. These two places were very important to the book and the story Albom shared with the world.