I'd like to receive the free email course. As the people are pulled to safety, Eddie realizes that they will release the cart and the cable will snap. Eddie missed a ball and went to chase after it in the street. But all endings are also beginnings. He discovers in this second encounter in Heaven that his captain shot him in order to save him from being burned in the tent. Eddie is resigned to his position, even though he swore to never follow in his father's footsteps. Eddie faced some very confusing and unhappy times throughout his 83 years, and often wondered, Why me? Everyone is born, lives, and dies — the takeaways you might potentially have are endless.
As the village was burning, Eddie thought he saw a shadow in one of the burning huts. The Rock and Washing Ritual The rock and washing ritual that Eddie does for Tala allows him to forgive himself for his mistake all those years ago; it cleanses something inside of him, and his tangled emotions finally exhaust themselves. Marguerite was the only woman Eddie ever loved. Eddie is finally able to forgive his father after his third meeting in Heaven gives him a new perspective on the old man's death. He comes to accept the act of the captain, who was determined to leave no one behind. Her skin is suddenly badly burned, and her face is disfigured.
He does this until Tala is no longer disfigured by burns. Since its publication, it has sold over 14 million copies in 38 territories and in 35 languages. The point of view from which we receive the story is third person limited. It is here that Eddie meets the Blue Man, who was part of the Ruby Pier sideshow when Eddie was eight years old. A little girl came up to Eddie and asked him to make an animal for her.
He is told that he will meet five people in Heaven, and the purpose of those meetings is to help him understand his life on earth. Life has been hard for him, beginning with his birth to an abusive drunk who earns his living maintaining the equipment for an amusement park named Ruby Pier. Once Eddie learns to forgive his father, he flushes the anger out of him, which has no place in Heaven. These five lessons are: there are no random acts and all lives are intertwined, lives must be sacrificed to save others, one must forgive and let go of anger, the power of love, and every life has a purpose. Eddie just doesn't know yet what he has gained. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. Eddie's father had many faults, Ruby explains, but he was loyal.
The nurse leads Eddie's father to the nursery to see Eddie. How does it relate to this story in particular? That day, however, he dies trying to save a child from a falling roller coaster car during a freak accident at the park. Eventually, Eddie took on the same job his father had at Ruby Pier. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. Marguerite Marguerite is Eddie's one true love. He figured he could recover from a leg wound, so he shot him to get him out of there. As they get the people off of the ride to safety, Eddie sees little Amy or Annie at the base of the ride.
At the end of this chapter we are not sure if Eddie had saved the little girl, or if she too, was killed from the falling cart. Eddie again travels through the colors, and then arrives in a familiar jungle battleground. In doing so, he has made up for what he did to Tala. She was remorseful that she was angry when he called and drove to the racetrack to tell him so. He identifies her as a regular visitor to Ruby Pier and muses that he has never seen a parent accompanying her. Student Instructions Create a visual plot diagram of The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
However, the Captain also reveals that he died shortly thereafter - he stepped on a landmine while trying to get the injured Eddie to safety. After meeting Tala, Eddie accepts the fact that his life meant a great deal to many people. Everything about this book was appealing, from the style to the lessons taught. The lesson that he learns from this fourth encounter is that lost love is still love. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.
The Blue Man goes on to tell Eddie the lesson to be learned from this event. Each of these people explains to Eddie how he impacted their lives in ways that he never suspected. Eddie learns about the importance of sacrifice from the Captain, who admits to being the guilty of shooting Eddie. Joe Joe is Eddie's older brother. Months earlier, a teenage boy named Nicky had lost his car key on the ride, and it had fallen into the mechanism, jamming a pulley.