|Plot Summary of The Death of Ivan Ilyich|
|"Ivan Ilyich, a respected lawyer and jurist, is dead. His colleagues make all the right sounds, but can't help wondering how his death will affect their careers. We go back over his life, see how Ivan did all the right things, played the various social and professional games with the proper amount of seriousness, until he realized the gnawing pain in his side was mortal. Then he went through all the stages of denial, terror, rage at his friends and loved ones, and the realization of all he had ignored to get ahead. Only in facing death does he realize the meaning of life. This is a short book, but page for page one of the greatest. Everyone should read it once a year."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Death of Ivan Ilyich|
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Time/era of story
- 19th century
Life of a profession:
- lawyer creature
Inside culture (main char)
Strong "rags to riches" component?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a lawyer creature
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- physically sick
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 3rd
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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