Morrie: In His Own Words Setting & Symbolism

Morrie Schwartz
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ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease

A nerve disorder where nerves stop transmitting to muscles which causes gradually muscular dystrophy leading to death. Schwartz died of ALS.

Aphorisms

Pithy phrases containing wisdom. Morrie: In His Own words is full of Schwartz's aphorisms, composed to help him and others cope with their illness.

Physical Decline

Schwartz advises the sick reader to learn to accept her physical decline.

Frustration

Frustration will be a constant part of the sick person's life and so it is best to try to manage it when it comes.

Grief

Sometimes grief is necessary for coping with one's illness. Grieving for one's self is particularly important. But grief can sometimes come from poor motives.

Acceptance

Accepting one's place in life is key to inner peace.

Community

Community is essential to effective coping.

Virtue

Illness is a great opportunity to learn how to become more virtuous.

Spirituality

Schwartz encourages...

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