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

Side Note

Here’s a question for us to discuss and hopefully decipher the answer to…

Is sex what Eugene really wants, the physical desire and hunger for it, or is it something more than animalistic instinct?

I know this is super cliche, so please, forgive me in advance… Relationships between people are not simply physical; there is always something more to it, etc. etc. Take for instance the movie “Friends with Benefits”, just in case you’re not following me. Do you guys think this holds true in this case?

My answer: Yes. I think he is falling in love with her. And hold on, ding ding ding, shall I incorporate some Dostoyevsky in this? I think so; he is making decisions that are harmful to himself. He is falling for a woman that is, in essence, a prostitute and he refuses to acknowledge it. Not only that, he is providing her with such a sufficient amount of additional income that the entire town is noticing! Um, self-harming, check; illogical, check.

– Christina


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  1. Umm I so called this in someone’s last post. It was either yours or Alexis’ (okay well yeah duh who else’s would it be haha). Anyway, I think Eugene is falling hard for this girl and I don’t see him coming out of it too well.

    Although I did predict this to come from the other side (meaning from her side). Oh well I was sort of right. I’m glad to see Eugene is growing though.

    – Nelson

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