Tuesdays with Morrie Lesson II October 1, 2010 Objectives • To see how a writer of nonfiction shows his philosophy of life and its conflicts • To understand a relationship that spans many years • To acquire information about ALS Things to Point Out… • In this section, Albom recalls his own life changes after graduation from Brandeis and how he forgot all his youthful ideals along with forgetting Morrie his mentor. • How did Mitch learn about Morrie’s disease and his impending death? • The book jumps back and forth between the present and the past - memory pages are set in italics to make it easier for us as readers. Terms to Add to UWD • • • • • • • • • ALS Nonfiction Tone Averting (15) Hypocritical (16) Narcissist (21) Insidious (22) Identity (30) Powerlessness - Conflict - Flashback - Amphetamines - Insatiable (16) - Aphorism (18) - Humility (22) - Gaunt (27) - Lamented (42) - Materialism Conflict • Conflict is the result of two forces coming together in opposition • There is both internal and external conflict • There are 6 types of Conflict: – Person vs. Person – Person vs. Nature – Person vs. Self – Person vs. Society – Person vs. Fate – Person vs. Machine • What are some examples that you can think of? Conflict in Tuesdays • What are two types of conflict that exist within Tuesdays with Morrie? – Morrie’s Illness? – Mitch’s Materialism? Tension of Opposites Needs/Have To’s Wants/Desires QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.