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How Ivan Illyich viewed his own death
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
The Death of Ivan Ilych Student’s name: Professor’s name: Module title: Module ID: Submission date: The Paper Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych (1886) reflects the struggle humans made in their life, particularly during their educational and professional years, which drives them far away from their family members and friends subsequently in such a quiet and noiseless manner that they are unaware of the fast growth of cold feelings and strangeness between them and their closest relations.
People not only ignore family and friends at the climax of their career life, but also they appear to be ignorant of the bitter truth that they would have to leave this world one day at any cost. Hence, they seldom discuss the topic in their everyday life, and take it as a matter of least concern for their life. It is therefore Byock (2002) is justified in stating that discussing the meaning of death looks disrespectful and distasteful. The same is applied to Ivan Ilych, the protagonist of the novel under-examination, who first time felt the absence of the family and distances from his wife and children after slipping from stairs, and falling ill, gradually proceeding to his ultimate end eventually. The novel begins with the death news of Ilych, few hours before, and his friends and colleagues appear to be discussing the event with astonishment. ...
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