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An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark. I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom, over the weekend. After death, Eddie goes to heaven and meets 5 people. Get all the key plot points of Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven on one page. From the creators of SparkNotes.
There, he meets the Captain. Stationed in the Philippines, Eddie and his unit are taken captive by enemy. Months later, they plan and execute an escape. While setting the village on fire, Eddie thinks he sees a small shadow moving in one of the huts, and tries to save the person. He is then shot in the leg and knocked unconscious. He comes home permanently crippled and bitter. In heaven, the Captain reveals that it was he who shot Eddie, trying to get him out of the fire.
He also reveals that he died during the escape while trying to get his men out. Before leaving him, the Captain teaches Eddie that sacrifice is vital to life, and should be sought after rather than lamented. Eddie travels again, and lands outside of a diner in the mountains, where he sees his father in the window.
In heaven, a woman named Ruby appears, and tells Eddie that her husband, Emile, built Ruby Pier in her honor long ago.
Ruby teaches Eddie the lesson of forgiveness, and Eddie lets go of his anger toward his father. Next, Eddie finds himself in a world of weddings, where he finds his wife, Marguerite. Eddie ruined their chances of adopting a child, after Marguerite got into a devastating car accident while trying to stop Eddie from gambling away all their money on his birthday.
Margeurite eventually forgave him, but soon afterward she died from a brain tumor. Eddie is left feeling empty, as Marguerite had always been the primary source of his happiness in life, and she had given him the strength to fight through the darkness that consumed him after the war.
In heaven, Marguerite spends a long time with Eddie._The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom_Part 3_an Audio Recording
Throughout your life, have there been any situations where you have no idea why a certain result occurred? Everything you do and every interaction you have has an impact on someone else. We should be purposeful in our interactions with others to make the world a better place. The rest of this post includes a summary of The Five People You Meet in Heaven, my takeaways, and my recommendation for you.
Eddie is an 83 year old man working at Ruby Pier.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Ruby Pier is a fantastic attraction and amusement park for all ages and Eddie has been a ride operator and mechanic for many years. Today is the last day of his life. After death, Eddie goes to heaven and meets 5 people. Instead of experiencing a lush garden of paradise, Eddie finds Heaven to be a place where your earthly life is explained to you by a number of people.
Each person helps Eddie understand different parts and the unseen connections of his life. In addition to helping Eddie, I found that the lessons those people leave can apply in our lives. The Blue Man was part of the freakshow attractions at Ruby Pier, where people could stare at others who were not normal. The Blue Man became blue because he drank silver nitrate poison in an attempt to help him with stomach problems. Over time, the poison changed the color of his skin!
The Blue Man tells the story of his death. One day, The Blue Man borrowed a car to practice his driving.
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Eddie was a young boy and was playing baseball in the yard. Eddie missed a ball and went to chase after it in the street. The Blue Man nearly hits Eddie, but swerves and keeps driving.
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The Blue Man is bothered by the event and stressed out. He has a heart attack and crashes in a nearby alley while Eddie is safe.
The Blue Man goes on to tell Eddie the lesson to be learned from this event. That we are all connected.
That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind. We may not realize it, but someone will be affected.
You never quite know what the impact of a simple good deed will do for someone else! While in Vietnam, Eddie and his fellow soldiers were captured. For months, they were held in captivity and forced to work in a coal mine.
Finally one night, Eddie was able to distract the guards with his juggling skills and the rest of the men took out the guards.
After the escape, the soldiers burned down the village with gas and fire. As the village was burning, Eddie thought he saw a shadow in one of the burning huts.