"The Death of Ivan llyitch" and "The Metamorphosis"
A comparison of the two stories "The Death of Ivan llyitch" by Leo Tolstoy and "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka.
# 96596 | 945 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Jul 12, 2007 in Literature (Russian) , Literature (European (other)) , Literature (Comparative Literature) , Literature (German) , Philosophy (General)
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This paper compares the protagonists' experiences of transformation as seen in "The Death of Ivan Ilyitch" and "Metamorphosis." Although the paper shows contrasting plot elements of the two works, the main characters' self-growth is similar. The reviewer describes that a key similarity between these two stories is that both characters find their old image of themselves is incorrect. The paper concludes that both characters realign their self-image with the opposite effect on their emotional world.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Kafka, Franz The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, trans. Donna Freed. New York: Barnes & Noble. 1996.
- Tolstoy, L. The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man. Slater, Ann (trans.). New York, Modern Library. 2004
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