Ultimately, there are two crucial elements to Tuesdays With Morrie. The first one is character. The main reason character is crucial is because had Morrie’s being and views not been expressed so vividly, the book wouldn’t have had such a great meaning. Morrie is constantly giving good advice which essentially makes the book. For example, Morrie always says something like, "Accept who you are; and revel in it." Furthermore, had Mitch not explained Morrie’s character as well as he did, the book would have lost meaning. If Morrie were not respectable, then people wouldn’t have cared what his views on life were.
The second important element is the series of events. If Morrie did not experience all of life’s lessons, he would not have been able to share them, and there would be no book at all today.