Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work, The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Possible Themes

Possible themes to think about while reading that I have found so far…

  • death
  • money
  • greed
  • feeling of isolation or loneliness
  • the whole class division (Russian middle class especially–> because of all the details and descriptions Tolstoy focuses on with them)
  • materialism

– Alexis


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  1. Add desensitization to that list. Also I think Tolstoy’s basic outlook on life is due to all the deaths that he has experienced desensitizing him in his life. Thus, accidentally, he may have just had a tendency to write extremely bluntly and matter-of-the-factly.

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