Tuesdays With Morrie

Tesdays With Morrie- Death

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The biggest theme though, is about the student-teacher relationship from Morrie, and about how it continues. While teaching him about death in that initial visit, Morrie also teaches Mitch about culture, saying our culture doesn't make people feel good about themselves. We are teaching the wrong things. He says we need to create our own culture. He says this is a reason perfectly healthy people are unhappier than a dying Morrie: they feel they don't fit in with the culture dictated by society. This is a great characterization of Morrie, that even in death, he feels lucky. His character is developed by his statement: “I may be dying, but I am surrounded by loving, caring souls. How many people can say that?”