Tuesdays with Morrie

Charlie Character Analysis

Morrie's father, a Russian man who moved to the US to escape the Russian Army. He worked in the fur industry, spoke little English, and was generally cold towards Morrie and David. After the death of his wife, Morrie's mother, he sent Morrie and David to live at a hotel in Connecticut. He married Eva a year later.

Charlie Quotes in Tuesdays with Morrie

The Tuesdays with Morrie quotes below are all either spoken by Charlie or refer to Charlie. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Broadway Books edition of Tuesdays with Morrie published in 2002.
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Eva would kiss them good-night. Morrie waited on those kisses like a puppy waits on milk, and he felt, deep down, that he had a mother again.

Related Characters: Mitch Albom (speaker), Morrie Schwartz, David, Charlie, Eva
Page Number: 76
Explanation and Analysis:

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Charlie Character Timeline in Tuesdays with Morrie

The timeline below shows where the character Charlie appears in Tuesdays with Morrie. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Ninth Tuesday: We Talk About How Love Goes On
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...time, Mitch tells the reader the story of Morrie's father's death. Every day after dinner, Charlie would go for a walk, and as a child Morriewatched him go and wished for... (full context)
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...He looked at his father through the cold glass and confirmed that it was indeed Charlie. Morrie was so horrified, he couldn't even cry, but the experience made it clear to... (full context)
The Professor
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...a flashback, Morrie is eight, and a telegram comes from the hospital. Since Morrie's father, Charlie, can't read English, Morrie has to read the telegram out loud to his father—it says... (full context)
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...hear her. He believed he could make her illness disappear by ignoring it. Morrie's father, Charlie, came to America from Russia to escape the army. He was in the fur business,... (full context)
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...stations, giving the money to his family for food. At night, he ate dinner with Charlie in silence, and he hoped for but never received any warmth or affection from his... (full context)
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A year later, when Morrie was nine, Charlie remarried. Eva was a Romanian immigrant with an abundance of energy and warmth. Morrie found... (full context)
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...the dead for his mother. Morrie did this to keep his mother's memory alive, as Charlie had told him to not talk about her, so that David would believe Eva was... (full context)
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When Morrie was a teenager, Charlie took him to the fur factory to try to get Morrie a job. Morrie experienced... (full context)