Presentation on theme: "Based on novel Tuesdays With Morrie Presented by Ying Xiong."— Presentation transcript:
Based on novel Tuesdays With Morrie Presented by Ying Xiong
What About The Book And How I Like It A famous sports writer Mitch Albom, who left college and his dear professor Morrie Schwartz for 16 years, heard that Morrie would die soon because of ALS disease. He started to visit Morrie on Tuesdays, and they did their final project together. It was about life lessons, such as love, death, family, aging, money, etc. I like the book because it is true loving story. The book seems like a BIBLE of fully human. It is a textbook that teaches people almost all aspect of life.
LOVE GOES ON contents How love is important in life Why Morrie thought love is essential in life what are the ways Morrie passes his love to others Special relationship with Mitch Mitchs action My understanding conclusion
How love is important in life from Morries aphorisms love is a main theme through out the book "...love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone." (p.133) Death ends a life, not a relationship. (p.174) With out love, we are birds with broken wings.(p "If you don't have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don't have much at all. Love is so supremely important." (p.91) "Love each other or die." (p.163) "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." (p.52) ….
Why Morrie thought love was essential in life Morrie had lack of love in his childhood after his mother died. His father was quiet, and he had no interest to show affection to his kids, even thought Morrie and his brother wanted it badly. Fortunately, his step mother Eva came to them. She provided them with all the motherly love. Morries love for education was hatched in her arms, and he learned love and care from her. (p76) As his experience, Morrie realized how love and compassion are important toward others, so he carried on the love he got to other people. Morrie believed that love would never stop.
what are the ways Morrie passes his love to others
Morrie with Mitch---a special loving relationship They are special friend. The old man like a father, the young man like a son. …The discussions give me an excuse to talk to him, fatherly conversations I cannot have with my own father, … Mitch wrote(P47) If I could have had another son, I would have liked it to be you. ---Morrie said (P168)
Mitchs changes He would not be afraid to become soft He would not be embarrassed to have body contact He would not hide his affection He would not chase only material things
My Understanding I totally agree with Morrie that death ends life, not the relationship. our grandparents, our parents, and our loved ones around us always give out love to us. we let it in, then the love stay in our heart, and we do the same to our children, our children will continue do the same. Generation by generation, never stop. that is how love goes on. In Chinese said The stream goes down, and never stop.
Conclusion As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on - in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.(p174) Tuesdays With Morrie is inspiring us to devote love to others around us. Give out what you can. Remember, at least you have smile ! !
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