Chapter Analysis

Abigale Tabor
Mrs. Spada
Honors English 10
23 September, 2014
Chapter Analysis: The Orientation
In the book Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom writes about an experience he shared with his favorite professor named Morrie Schwartz. In the chapter The Orientation, Morrie and Mitch meet after a sixteen year long separation. This chapter resolves two conflicts, one of which is between Mitch and his own mind, and the other is between Mitch and Morrie.
Mitch had felt guilt for not keeping his promise to Morrie to keep in touch. Over the course of sixteen years Mitch had received letters from his old university, but he had thrown them away because he thought they were just asking for money. Little did he know that it was Morrie who wrote to him, and he had never once gotten a letter in response. When Mitch had made time to see Morrie, he had made a commitment, and when he finally found the time from his extremely busy schedule, he became embarrassed and ashamed. Mitch had become someone he did not want to be. The chapter states that Mitch should have been running to his professor and hugging him and giving him a kiss, but he did neither. Morrie did, and that shows that Mitch felt guilt for not keeping his promise from sixteen years ago.
The second conflict between Mitch and Morrie is resolved when they reunite with one another. When Mitch made that promise to Morrie to keep in touch, it meant the world to him. Maybe Mitch didn’t think as much of it as his professor had thought because sixteen years later, he finds himself sitting outside his old professors house feeling nervous. When Mitch finally hangs up his phone, he finds himself walking to his weak professor sitting in his wheel chair. When Morrie gets a good look at his former student, he says that it’s about time. This comment shows that Morrie had missed his former student, and that it more than likely upset him to never receive a letter back from Mitch.
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