Tuesdays With Morrie By Mitch Albom
By rebeccaray, Updated
In this loving story a dying professor shares life lessons with his protege. Throughout many symbols of life and death are very noticeable.
This is a symbol of Morrie's inevitable death. Like waves on the ocean die on the shore he too will perish. However, he is reminded like the water he just becomes a bigger part of the ocean.
Symbolism In Tuesdays With Morrie By: Mitch Albom
Waves on the Ocean
To Morrie his bed is a symbol of defeat and the recognition that his ALS is getting worst. He says "when you're in bed, you're dead."
Like his dying plant Morrie recognizes that all things go through a cycle of life. As the plant begins to wither and die so does he. His failing heath and need for oxygen are represented by the color of the petals.
The Pink Hibiscus
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