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The Death of Ivan Ilych | Study Guide

Leo Tolstoy

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Author

Leo Tolstoy

Year Published

1886

Type

Novella

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

The Death of Ivan Ilych is related by a third-person omniscient narrator. While the narrator tends to focus on Ivan and his point of view, he does, when warranted, leave this perspective to address the thoughts of other characters. The narrator also possesses the ability to psychoanalyze the characters, their thoughts, and motivations.

Tense

The Death of Ivan Ilych is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title The Death of Ivan Ilych refers to an ambitious upper-middle-class Russian man in the 19th century, who faces and comes to terms with death early in the story. The remainder of the story flashes back and describes his life leading up to the point of his death.

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