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1. Who got more out of their Tuesday meetings, Mitch or Morrie? What did each of them learn as they met?
2. How did Mitch change during the book? Did your opinion of Mitch change? How?
3. Do you think Mitch would have listened if Morrie hadn't been dying? Do we listen to people who are dying in a different way? Do their words carry special importance?
4. How is the hibiscus plant in Morrie's study a metaphor for his life as well as for life in general?
5. Why did Mitch always bring food when he went to visit Morrie? Discuss the importance of this ritual.
6. Does reading this book make it easier to talk about dying?
7. What would you have said to Morrie if you had had the opportunity to visit him? What would you have asked him?
8. Has there been an adult in your life who has had a significant impact on your thinking, your values or lifestyle and who therefore helped you to become the person you are?
9. Morrie referred to himself as a bridge, a person between life and death, which made him useful to others as a tool to understand both. Talk about the literary, political or religious figures who have also served this purpose.
10. What or who inspired Morrie's passion for books, education and people?