Mitch Albom Writing Styles in Tuesdays with Morrie

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Point of View

Albom's Tuesday's with Morrie is a true story told mostly in a first person narrative by Albom, the author and one of the two main characters. There are several flashbacks to Albom's college days, but they are still related in Albom's first person voice. The style of this work, told as conversations between a teacher and student, is reminiscent of philosophical works like Plato's conversations with Socrates as well as eastern philosophical conversations with gurus. The exceptions to the first person voice in the story are details about Schwartz's early life, which give a more biographical and human tone to the work. While the reader gets the sense that Albom is still the narrative voice, the sections are told in the third person narrative style.

Setting

The conversations that comprise the majority of the book take place between the spring of 1995 and November of that year...

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