"Tuesdays With Morrie" A Religious Perspective

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Stage 2 - Religion1.Describe how Mitch's ministry to Morrie grows and develops throughout the film.Mitch is a busy news reporter one who has to deal with a hectic lifestyle and the constant demand to meet deadlines. He has surrendered his dreams of becoming a musician to dreams of material wealth and professional success and unknowingly values money over love. When Mitch finds out that Morrie, his university professor, is suffering from ALS, it reminds him of a promise he had made when he graduated, to keep in touch. Mitch's ministry towards Morrie slowly grows as he leaves Detroit to come and physically visit Morrie in Boston. Mitch makes an effort to do what he can to help Morrie in his final few weeks; by doing this he makes many sacrifices, not only with his job and time but also with his relationship with his long time girlfriend Janine. Eventually, Mitch's ministry towards Morrie starts to grow even more as he continues to visit Morrie each Tuesday, bringing all kinds of different foods for Morrie to enjoy.When Mitch visits he stays to catch up with Morrie, talking to him and even records him on occasions when he talks about life and love. As the film progresses, Mitch learns to take care of Morrie, he sees the nurse and masseuse helping Morrie and so Mitch learns from these people how to aid Morrie with the oxygen mask as well as the technique to clear his lungs from any poison. As Mitch's ministry continues to grow and develop throughout the film we see Mitch having a chance to redeem himself and a chance to reassess his priorities.2.Discuss the extent to which Morrie's and Mitch's lives are enriched through Mitch's ministry.Morrie's life is enriched through Mitch's ministry in many different ways. When Mitch physically comes to visit Morrie it brings Morrie a sense of happiness and joy, by having a chance to catch up with his old mate and have a laugh. Just Mitch being there to spend some important time with Morrie gives him a sense that people still care and a chance to share his story. And by Mitch recording some interviews with Morrie, he would think that Mitch really wants to keep a memory of him, bringing him a lot of contentment and joy.Not only is Morrie's life enriched when Mitch comes to visit but also Mitch's as well. As he sees Morrie the man he aspires to be, a man who values love over money. It is because of Morrie's influence that he is able to change his own outlook on life and to become more like his mentor, who has encouraged him to be loving and kind. It is only with Morrie's encouragement that Mitch is able to realize the time he has wasted over the years he has obsessed himself in work that now seems relatively meaningless. With each week he travels to visit Morrie and listens to his lessons, his views of what he has missed and what he must change in his life to become clearer. As he watches Morrie gradually dying, he...

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