Five People You Meet In Heaven

Mitch Albom

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Setting: The story takes place in heaven and in earth. Specific the story flashes back to Eddies childhood and then to heaven.

Major Characters: Eddie, Eddie's father, The Blue Man, The Captain, Ruby,Marguerite, and Tala

Minor Characters: Dominguez, Joe, Eddie's Mom

Conflict #1: Eddie vs. Himself-starts off when he when Eddie was young he never had the desire to work at Ruby Pier like his father did. After Eddie returned from the war, he was very depressed and angry at what he had done with the remainder of his life. He never had another career aside from Ruby Pier and he eventually moved back into the same apartment building, where he grew up, to take care of his mother. We can tell that Eddie internally stores a lot of regret, hatred and anger about his life. This conflict is resolved when he meets Tala in heaven. She helps him realize that his life did have a purpose, which was keeping the children safe at the pier.(Radisch, Sharon. "TheBestNotes on The Five People You Meet in Heaven". . 11 May 2008 <>:)

Conflict #2: Eddie vs. Eddies Father- The second major conflict was between Eddie and his father. Eddie's father had never shown him love, approval or any signs of encouragement. He would often get drunk and violently yell at and beat Eddie. After Eddie returned injured from the war, his father yelled at him and tried to hit him; Eddie blocked his father's attempt and his father never spoke to him again. Eddie feels that his father damaged him in three ways: neglect, violence and silence. This conflict is resolved when Eddie meets Ruby in heaven; she teaches Eddie to let go of his anger and forgive his father.(Radisch, Sharon. "TheBestNotes on The Five People You Meet in Heaven". . 11 May 2008 <>.)

Protagonist-Eddie is the protagonist character of the five people you meet in heaven because after he is introduced to his death in his 83rd birthday he soon realizes how he changed peoles lifes and appreciates his life on earth.

Antagonist-The antagonist character is Eddies father because his father cause most of Eddies pain aside from the war. He was seldom proud of Eddie, only when he physically fixed a maintenance problem. He was also a belligerent drunk and beat Eddie and Joe; he was neglectful and he ceased talking to Eddie when he came home from the war. Eddie feels his father destroyed him in three ways: neglect, silence and violence.(Radisch, Sharon. "TheBestNotes on The Five People You Meet in Heaven". . 11 May 2008<>.)

About the author

The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a novel by Mitch Albom. It follows the life and death of a maintenance man named Eddie. In a heroic attempt to save a little girl from being killed by an amusement park ride that is about to fall, Eddie is killed and sent to heaven, where he encounters five people who significantly impacted him while he was alive. It was published in 2003 byHyperion and remained on the New York Times Best Seller list for 95 weeks.(