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Tuesdays With Morrie
by

Mitch Albom
1997

MonkeyNotes by Sharon Radisch

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KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS SETTING
The novel takes place during 1995, inMorrie’s study, in West Newton, Massachusetts. Mitch and Morrie meet every Tuesday, in his study, to discuss the meaning of life. Morrie was a college professor for most of his career, and Mitch took all of his classes offered, when he was in college. When Morrie taught small classes, he would often hold them in his study, at the…..

LIST OF CHARACTERS
Major Characters Morrie Schwartz - Thenovel is centered around him; Morrie is Mitch’s former college professor who was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig's disease); he meets with Mitch in his home every Tuesday to teach him about the meaning of life. Mitch Albom- Morrie's former student; he has since become a journalist and leads a very fast paced life; finds Morrie after hearing he is sick on "ABC's Nightline" and visits him every Tuesday.Minor Characters Ted Koppel - a famous television newsman/personality; he interviews Morrie three times for the “ABC's Nightline” show; he eventually describes Morrie as his friend and is almost in tears during his last interview with Morrie. Charlotte - Morrie’s wife, who is also a college professor; she keeps her job as a professor even while Morrie is sick because it is what he wished for her.Janine - Mitch’s wife; she takes a phone call from Morrie, whom she had never met, and accompanies….. Additional characters are identified in the complete study guide.

CONFLICT
There are two conflicts in this novel: the major conflict is Morrie vs. ALS and the second, minor conflict, is Mitch vs. himself. Morrie must come to terms with his illness and accept his coming death from ALS. In themeantime, Mitch, his former college student, visits him every Tuesday. Mitch has……. Protagonist Morrie Schwartz is the protagonist of Tuesdays with Morrie; he is the character around which the….. Antagonist The disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is the antagonist of the story. This is the disease from which Morrie is suffering throughout the novel. We see the disease gradually begintaking over…… Climax Mitch visits Morrie for the last time, when he is very close to his death; after years of trying to…… Outcome At Morrie’s funeral, Mitch has a conversation with Morrie, in his head, and feels at ease due to……

SHORT PLOT/CHAPTER SUMMARY (Synopsis)
Morrie Schwartz was Mitch Albom’s favorite college professor. At the start of the novel Albom recalls a memory from his collegegraduation day: he is saying goodbye to Morrie and gives him a tan briefcase with his initials on it. They hug and when Mitch steps back he sees that Morrie is crying. Mitch promises to stay in touch with Morrie but he never does after college. Since his graduation, Mitch has become a newspaper reporter and husband. He leads a very fast paced life and is constantly working and traveling. He has becomeso engrossed in his work that it consumes his life.
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The novel recommences about sixteen years after Mitch’s graduation day; Morrie has since been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Since...
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