In the book Tuesdays with Morrie, author Mitch Albom, reveals a message to the readers that mainly focuses on what one can learn about life through death. It teaches us that as you approach your own death you learn a lot of things you were not able to see or realize previously. We see things from a different perspective, and we realize what really matters at the end. Moreover, it conveys the true meaning of life and how valuable it is. Mitch furthers this message by his use of literary elements throughout the novel. Morrie doesn’t see death as a bad thing, instead he finds it as a way of fulfilling life and realizing the purpose of it. Morrie had a pink hibiscus plant and this was used as a metaphor for his life throughout the time he was sick. As Morrie’s body slowly deteriorates, the plant slowly gives its way to death as well. The petals gradually begin falling off as Morrie’s condition worsens. This also shows that at some point we will all experience the natural life cycle. Morrie believed that life is meant to be filled with happiness and joy, but he knew his time was also coming. And that’s what happened with him and his plant as he began to become more dependent of others as his disease progressed. Another example of when Morrie uses a literary device is when he describes a story about a wave. He says “…bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He’s enjoying the wind and the fresh air-until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore.” In this example, Morrie personifies the wave by giving it human abilities and emotions. This is a way to connect with the reader through human characteristics and traits. Morrie always gave Mitch advice about life and how valuable it is. He once told him that “so many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think they’re important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning in your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” Throughout the book, this is the theme that Morrie mainly focuses on; making life meaningful and devoting yourself to do good actions. He notices that many individuals just go through life not noticing the little things, instead they chase bigger things like money or materials. He believes that in order to find the real meaning of life, one must first learn to love others, help your community in a positive way, and become something bigger than yourself. This book teaches the reader lots of life lessons like from teaching happiness to the point of learning how to deal and cope with death. Through Morrie’s relationship with Mitch, he showed us that love is a huge value in life by giving him advice and by caring for him. He showed us that if we let love come into our lives, our life will be filled with happiness, joy, and meaning.