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I think that the one major part of the book that affected me personally was the way that Mitch went to see Morrie after about seven years of being apart. After finishing high school, Mitch continued his life without seeing Morrie, but not without thinking of him on very many occasions. When Mitch saw Morrie on television explaining on a news program about his life threatening disease, Mitch went to see him shortly afterward. This is not often that people that once had a strong relationship with each other will reunite after such an extended period of time, and when it does it is a wonderful reunion.
This reunion of Mitch and Morrie reminded me of a friendship that I once had with someone. After being friends for a good length of time we parted and we have not yet met again. The way that this part of the book affected me was the in the opposite manner that the book described. By reading about their meeting after seven years without contact I was reminded of this friendship that I once had and it made me desire to reunite with this friend. Although I have not yet reunited with this friend of mine, this story inspired me to try to make it happen. Hopefully in the near future I will once again bring back this lost friendship of mine.Mitch makes sure that he coalesces the present amid flashbacks of the long-ago, so that the reader can appreciate the depth the liaison between Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz. In the course of Albom’s visits, the professor notes that”…I know what a misery being young can be, so don’t tell me it’s so great,” (Mitch 117). This brings out the true essence of Morrie’s lessons to Albom. The quotes invoke the past experiences of the professor who uses his understanding to pass notable lessons to his student. Here we find a lot of wisdom in the author’s choice of flashback to complement the narration. At a certain point he states that “I’ve…...

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