How To Write A Dialectical Journal For Tuesdays With Morrie

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Dialectical Journal for Tuesdays with Morrie Chapter 1 pg.2 The last class of my professor’s life had only one student. I was the student. Chapter 2 pg.8 My old professor, meanwhile, was stunned by the normalcy of the day around him. Shouldn’t the world stop? Don’t they know what has happened to me? Chapter 3 pg.15 After the funeral, my life changed. I felt as if time were suddenly precious, water going down an open drain, and I could not move quickly enough. Chapter 4 pg. “There are some mornings when I cry and cry and mourn for myself. Some mornings, I’m so angry and bitter. But it doesn’t last too long. Then I get up and say, ‘I want to live…’ This quote indicates the importance and impact that Mitch had on Morrie as a young student of Morrie. Mitch was not only a preferred student but individual as well to Morrie which…show more content…
They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” Chapter 8 pg. 51 Amazing, I thought. I worked in the news business. I covered stories where people died. Interviewed grieving family members. I even attended the funerals. I never cried. Morrie, for the suffering of people half a world away, was weeping. Is this what comes at the end, I wondered? Maybe death is the great equalizer, the one big thing that can make strangers shed a tear for one another. The quote indicates the strong bond people can share with each other and that people will remember you in certain ways even if that is not the way you currently are. Memories are rocks that we can hold onto which is what Morrie does when he meets Mitch again. The two were once close, but life pulled them away and death draws them
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