In the second chapter of Tuesdays with Morrie entitled The Syllabus, Mitch Albom explains the death of the professor and the way Morrie went through death. Albom first explains that he knew something was wrong when Morrie stopped dancing. Morrie had stopped dancing because he had gotten a disease. He started to get weak and he went to the doctor. The doctor took many tests on him and discovered that he had a fatal disease and Morrie would die in a year or so. Morrie started becoming very weak and he needed many caretakers. He also had to start peeing in a bottle and he needed a walker not after long. Albom describes how Morrie wasn’t going to take death as something to sit and wait for, but instead he was going to take advantage of life and let people study him since he was about to die. Before Morrie died he had an alive funeral, which was a funeral before he die so that he could hear all the nice things people were saying about him. Finally, Albom explains the day in class where Morrie told all the students that he was going to die and talked about death to all the students.