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The novella “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” posed several philosophical questions of morality, mortality, and what is truly important in life. This story was about a man very successful but thoughtless and selfish. He spends his entire life until his illness doing what was expected but not necessarily what was right. The changes that occur in this mans relationships with virtually everyone he knows because of not only the illness itself but the way he thinks about every facet of his life. These changes in thought force the reader to question larger moral issues. Two themes persist throughout the story. The first deals with familial love and compassion versus greed and thoughtlessness. The second theme deals with what is truly important in our lives versus what we sometimes think is important until a life altering event takes place. There are several examples of greed and selfishness throughout the story. For example, in the beginning of the story opens with the main character’s (Ivan Ilyich)
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