Five people you meet in heaven tala lesson

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five people you meet in heaven tala lesson

Lesson 4: Lesson 2: The second person Eddie meets in heaven; his former war captain. He taught Eddie that sacrifice, whether big or small. I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom, over the weekend. It was a The Blue Man goes on to tell Eddie the lesson to be learned from this event. The fifth person Eddie meets in Heaven is Tala. Tala is. The Five People You Meet in Heaven. ET Eddie's wife teaches him that love remains, even in death. All the years he spent The Lesson.

The little girl walks into the river and hands him a stone and asks him to "wash" her like the other children in the river are doing to one another. Eddie is puzzled, tells her he doesn't know how, but then slowly attempts to do as she asks. He dips the stone in the water and starts to scrape off the injuries he had inflicted on her; and soon to his surprise, Tala's wounds begin to clear until she is freed of all the scars.

Eddie then asks Tala if she knows if he was able to save the little girl he attempted to save before his death. He tells her he fears that he failed to save her and he remembers feeling the little girl's hands in his just before his death.

But Tala tells him he did indeed manage to save her, he had actually pushed her out of the way and then reveals that it was her Tala's hands that Eddie had felt instead as she pulled him safely up to Heaven.

So in reality, Eddie did manage to save the girl at Ruby Pier. Tala teaches Eddie that his life was not for nothing and that its purpose was to protect all the many children at Ruby Pier through his care for the safety of the rides.

In this way, Tala explains, he also managed to atone every day for her unnecessary death.

He is shown a vision of all the many people he saved along the years by his maintenance work, and consequently all their children's children down the generations. For he wants everyone to be free of accidents, everyone safe. He is once again told that every life touches another and that everything is connected, it is all one big life.

He is also one of the five people to be met by the girl whose life he saved when she dies Characters and their characterizations[ edit ] Eddie: The protagonist and main character around who the story centers; at the start of the story, he is killed on his 83rd birthday. When he awakes in heaven, he is taken on a journey to meet five people whose lives intertwined with his in many ways which he never expected. As an adult he wanted to work as an engineer.

five people you meet in heaven tala lesson

Eddie would always remember "her waving over her shoulder, her dark hair falling over one eye. Joseph's skin had been turned blue when he was a boy because of repeated ingestion of silver nitratethought to be an effective medication at the time. He had been given this medication to cure his "nervousness" and bed-wetting at a late age, and Joseph simply attributed all the side effects to not ingesting enough.

Handicapped by this disfigurement, Joseph eventually made a life for himself at Ruby Pier.

five people you meet in heaven tala lesson

Joseph is a "middle-aged man with narrow, stooped shoulders, naked from the waist up. His belly sagged over his belt. His hair was closely cropped.

five people you meet in heaven tala lesson

His lips were thin and his face was long and drawn. Eddie's commanding officer at war. He has a "full head of dark hair" and looked to be "only in his 30s. A woman for whom Ruby Pier is named by her fiance Emile.

Ruby's face was "gaunt, with sagging cheeks, rose-colored lipstick, and tightly pulled-back white hair.

five people you meet in heaven tala lesson

Ruby's husband, who also created the original Ruby Pier. He wore "a chalk-stripe suit and a derby hat. Eddie's mother was known for her tenderness" towards Eddie and his brother Joe.

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He abused Eddie his entire life. He smoked cigars [18] and was a card player. He is a family friend. He worked with Eddie's father "fixing rides at Ruby Pier. Mickey attempted to rape Eddie's mother because of loneliness and depression. Mickey and Eddie's father fought, and Mickey was almost killed by Eddie's dad, but eventually, Eddie's dad ended up saving Mickey from drowning in the ocean, causing the pneumonia that killed Eddie's father".

He is Eddie's friend and coworker at Ruby Pier.

Five People You Meet In Heaven Character Descriptions

He is "a lanky, bony-cheeked young man. Amy or Annie is the "little girl with a pipe-cleaner animal". Tala is a young girl Eddie sees in a burning hut. She is a Filipina, maybe five or six years old with "a beautiful cinnamon complexion, hair the color of dark plum, a small flat nose, full lips that spread joyfully over her gapped teeth, and the most arresting eyes. Nicky is a young man who visited Ruby Pier, and practically the reason why Eddie died. He explained that, although he shot Eddie, he kept his promise by not leaving him behind and even sacrificed his life so Eddie and two other soldiers were able to live.

He also teaches Eddie that when one loses something, they often gain something else.

five people you meet in heaven tala lesson

Ruby The third person Eddie meets in heaven and also Ruby Pier's namesake. She teaches Eddie to let go of his anger and to forgive his father for the damage he caused in his life. Marguerite was the only happiness in Eddie's life. She is the fourth person he meets in heaven and she teaches him the lesson that love is not lost with death. Tala The fifth person Eddie meets in heaven.

Tala was the little girl who Eddie saw crawling into the burning fort during the war. The captain then shares his story.

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Once Eddie was discharged due to his leg injury, he returned home. The captain kept going with the team and one day, he was driving down a path and came to a gate. He went to open the gate and walked around. On accident, he stepped on a land mine and was blown up. Ruby explains to Eddie his relationship with his father. Eddie had been so angry with his father because he thinks his father has ruined his life.

He blames his father for all the bad things that has happened to him. It eats you from inside. At this point, Eddie realized how great a man his dad was, even with his quirks and felt sad he showed anger towards him.

Marguerite was the only woman Eddie ever loved. Eddie still loved Marguerite with all his heart. Upon seeing her in Heaven, he was overwhelmed with emotion. He missed her so much and was happy to see her. They talked about their past and how things ended.

She became sick at 47 years old and passed away. Eddie wishes he could have spent more time with her on Earth. Tala is the girl who was in the fire and was the shadow that Eddie saw. Tala is a young girl and badly burned. She was told by her mom to hide in the hut when the soldiers were burning the village.