The Five People You Meet In Heaven (book Report)

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Five People You Meet In Heaven. Can be used for analyzing the book.

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The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom:

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom Luisa Nuñez

The story starts with a man named Eddie, who dies while trying to save a little girl from getting hurt. It may seem strange to start our story with a death, but…:

The story starts with a man named Eddie, who dies while trying to save a little girl from getting hurt. It may seem strange to start our story with a death, but…

“All endings are also beginnings, we just don’t know it at the time.”:

“All endings are also beginnings, we just don’t know it at the time.” - Mitch Albom

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Eddie, a maintenance man at Ruby Pier, lived the rest of his life in remote solitude, keeping his job at the pier to keep him busy. He hobbled around the pier on his titanium – filled knee, riding all of the attractions making sure they are safe.

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Suddenly, one of the new attractions, specifically “Freddy’s Free Fall”, got busted. Even worse, there was a girl under it, whom Eddie made a pipe – cleaner animal for. She shoved the girl out of the way and died under the ride.

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Eddie then wakes up at Ruby Pier, but from his childhood. He begins to run, without his cane, to explore the Ruby Pier he’ll keep in his heart.

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Suddenly, Eddie spots a man working as a sideshow person. He is blue in color. This man explains to Eddie that he is in heaven, and that he will meet five people along his journey, teaching hi m valuable life lessons.

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In this case, the man introduces himself. He is the Blue Man, otherwise known as Joseph Corvelzchick . His life is intertwined with Eddie’s in the incident wherein Eddie runs to the streets to catch his ball. The Blue Man stops, causing him to have a primitive medical measure, causing him to turn blue.

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The Blue Man teaches Eddie that there are no random acts in life, and that all incidents are intertwined with each other at one point or another.

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The next person Eddie meets is the Captain, Eddie’s commanding officer in the Philippines during World War II. His life is connected with Eddie’s in the incident where she shoots Eddie’s leg to prevent him from going into the burning hut. He dies afterwards stepping on a land mine.

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The Captain teaches him that if you lose something, you often gain another thing in return.

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The third person Eddie meets in heaven is an old woman named Ruby. She is also known as Ruby Pier’s namesake. She recounts to Eddie the fateful story of the near destruction of Ruby Pier: Emile (her husband) bought fireworks for Independence Day, but a few careless men set some off, and almost burnt the pier to the ground. Emile tried to stop the fire, but was severely injured.

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Ruby teaches Eddie to “forgive and forget”, meaning to forgive his father for the wrongdoings and to forget about everything he has done, because it is the past.

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The fourth person Eddie meets in heaven is She is the wife or Eddie and former love. She was also the only happiness in Eddie’s life.

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Marguerite teaches Eddie that love is not lost with death.

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The fifth and last person Eddie meets in heaven is a young, Filipina child named Tala . She is the girl whom Eddie thought was a hallucination inside a burning hut, but now realizes there really was a girl and regrets not saving poor little Tala .

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Tala teaches Eddie that every life has a purpose, and his was to keep children safe by maintaining the rides at Ruby Pier.

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Eddie then drifts away to his own personal heaven: Ruby Pier. He is reunited with Marguerite and waits for the girl whom he saved the life of.

ACTIVITY:

ACTIVITY Read the clues and guess who they are describing.

WHO AM I?:

WHO AM I? I wore a yellow when I met Eddie. I died of a brain tumor. Marguerite

WHO AM I?:

WHO AM I? I work at the sideshow attraction. I look like a genie. The Blue Man

WHO AM I?:

WHO AM I? My husband is Emile. I am the pier’s namesake. Ruby

WHO AM I?:

WHO AM I? I saw the war happen. Eddie regrets not saving me. Tala

WHO AM I?:

WHO AM I? I shot Eddie’s leg. I died on a land mine. The Captain

WHO AM I?:

WHO AM I? I walk on a cane . I am 83 years old. Eddie

…THE END… :

 …THE END…  The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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