It is hard not to feel compassion for Ivan Ilych. In his whole life, dying really is just about the only important or worthwhile thing he does. All the rest of his life seems to be unhappy. You see, it's only once Ivan Ilych comes face to face with his death and is forced to see his life for what it is that everything takes a turn for the better.
During an interval in a trial, several legal professionals converse in a private room. He was the colleague of the men present. They also think of how they will be forced to go through all the tedious business of paying respects and visiting the family. The face also seems to bear some kind of warning to the living.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The protagonist develops a feeling of inadequacy when he longs to belong in that which he does not. Ivan Ilyich copes poorly with his inferiority complex by being self-deceptive and excessively materialistic.
Liberty is the pursuit of land and other possessions. In turn, once you possess those ideals, the person will have achieved ultimate happiness. The narrator Leo Tolstoy, in an attempt to exemplify the importance of accepting death approaches the subject in a way that all of us can understand.