The Shallow Life of Ivan Illych
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This paper provides an analysis of Leo Tolstoy's novella, "The Death of Ivan Illych". The analysis shows how Tolstoy uses characters in the story to demonstrate how materialism and social climbing depict a superficial and materialistic life that causes Ivan to die an unhappy and unfulfilled man.
From the Paper:"Ivan Illych is dead. Peter Ivanovich, a coworker of Ivan Illych, makes this declaration at the outset of Leo Tolstoy's novella, "The Death of Ivan Illych". Ivan Illych has followed a life of convention and doing what is proper. Leading a life of conformity that included a white collar career, marriage to the proper woman and family, it is only when he is confronted with his death that Ivan discovers he may not have lived at all. A life..."
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