He promised Margiritte the love of hislifethat he will come from war alive for her
The story flashes back to Eddie’s 24th birthday in the V.A hospital. Eddie’s father, Joe, Marguerite, Mickey Shea and his mother had all come to visit him. They sing happy birthday and Eddie sees his father standing across the room, looking down at the windowsill. Eddie forces back his tears.During the excerpt from Eddie's 33rd birthday, we see that he is still haunted by that night in the fire, when he was at war. He has terrible nightmares and is still depressed about his injury.It is then Eddie’s 37th birthday and he is having breakfast with his friend, Noel. The two talk about an amusement park accident in Brighton.
Transcript of "The five people meet in heaven by Mitch Albom -HanahYasser"
The Five People Meet in
By Mitch Albom
end as the beginning of Eddie’s after life
the maintenance man how dedicated his life for this job
was Alerted by screaming
Free fall ride was clinging and about to fall
tells Dominguez to go up the ladder and tell the ride
operator to release the safety restraint so he can get the
cable was unraveling
saw the cart and pushed a girl to save her and the cart fell
on him, he was holding the girls hand when that happened
woke up wondering if he saved the girl.
painless, doesn’t feel the leg that was injured in
Eddie wondered "Where is my worry...Where is my
setting was in the old Ruby Pier from his childhood
were white meaning purity
runs and jumps feeling happy and healthy
meets a blue man in Ruby Pier
Nitrate made him blue, He took it as medication for his nerves
pier is the blue mans heaven because he wasn’t a freak in this park
blue man informs him that he will meet 5 people who Eddie affected them
or they affected him on earth
was the reason for the blue mans death on his 7th birthday
man was in a Ford Model A to practice his driving
baseball bounces and he runs after it in the streets and the blue man
applies breaks. Then he got hit by a truck.
blue man sacrificed his life for Eddie
In Blue Man's funeral, we see the bit of irony that Eddie was the one who
killed him and he did not even know whose funeral he was attending.
The First Lesson
lesson he learned from the blue man is:
"...there are no random acts. That we are all
connected. That you can no more separate one life
from another than you can separate a breeze from the
blue man said that some people in his funeral
didn’t know him, but their spirit knows him because all
Blue Man says that this step, for him, is over and
he must go. As he leaves, Eddie can see the Blue
Man's skin return to normal, perfect skin.
The Second Person Eddie
Meets in Heaven
found himself in a wooded area and found a dog tag with his name on it
was apart of world war 3
He finds his former Captain up in a tree
war he, and four other soldiers, were taken as prisoners. The Captain was
one of them
were kept in bamboo barracks and barely fed
were taken to a coal mine and forced to strip coal to help the enemy's
one of the soldiers was sick and the enemies shot him in the head
gets the enemies attention by juggling and then hitting them in their
And the prisoners successfully escaped.
the prison they had lived in for almost half a
Eddie thought he saw an innocent child crawl into the
hut, so he ran in after it
Captain shot him in the leg in order to get him out of
the hut and he rolled him in the mud until Eddie wasn’t on
was furious and started hitting the Captain
Captain took them to a vehicle to escape
Captain got out of the vehicle to make sure the path
was clear and safe
he stepped on a land mine, which exploded right under
The Second Lesson
He Captain teaches Eddie that sacrifice is part of life and it
shouldn’t be regretted
If it weren’t for the Captain the 3 other soldiers would've died.
By shooting Eddie the Captain kept his promise by not leaving him
behind and giving Eddie his life.
Eddie feels that all that time he was bitter over his injured leg for
He forgives the Captain and shakes his hand
The scene of war changes to the war ground without the war
The morning after the accident. Dominguez and Willie sit in the
shop wondering when Ruby Pier will open again. By habit, they are
waiting for Eddie to arrive
The Third Person Eddie
Meets in Heaven
Eddie finds himself in a beautiful mountain range.
Eddie is older, fatter and his leg was in terrible pain
He finds a diner, the costumers appeared to all be from different
His father was inside
Eddie’s father has created damage to him in three ways: neglect,
violence and silence.
He meet a lady outside the dinner, Ruby
A terrible fire that broke out on the pier one evening and her
husband who made the pier was injured in. He lost his health and
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