“Non-fiction narratives can present us with a “slice of life”, which has been carefully constructed by a writer who has particular values and attitudes”. The thoughtful friend of Morrie Swartz also the author of Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom, expresses and comments on many issues throughout this text. All the issues that are elaborated on are of very great significance and are accepted as “life teachings”. Some of these issues are; That society encourages people to adopt a corrupt values system which is capitalist, We should express “core” values with others, Teaching and learning should not be about a syllabus, exams or marks but about the way people turn out and live and Emotions and how people express and use them. All these issues have been carefully selected by the author, who happens to be one of the two main characters. They have been carefully selected in order to create one ideology for the reader to adopt. This ideology is that “core” values are always more fulling than “capitalist” values. Many techniques are used by the author to enable this such as, Narrative structure, Repetition, Juxtaposition and Figurative and descriptive language. .
This true story captures the compassion and wisdom of a man who only knew good in his heart. A man who lived his life to the fullest up until the very last breath of his happily fulfilled life. Every Tuesday Morrie Swartz and his ex student Mitch Albom would meet and take part in life’s greatest classes, Morrie would teach him of what is really important in life. Morrie would say that the every huge growing capitalist society has forced the young inexperienced person to adopt a corrupt values system. People are more preoccupied by money, materials, gossip, career and most importantly self. Morrie through many Tuesdays of “life studies” was able to teach Mitch that people should hold onto and appreciate core values as they are essential in creating a more fulfilling world and life.