The Death of Ivan Ilyich & The Kreutzer Sonata
Sprache - Englisch
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"The Death of Ivan Ilyich" – Ivan Ilyich lives a carefree life that is "most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible". Like everyone he knows, he spends his life climbing the social ladder. Enduring marriage to a woman whom he often finds too demanding, he works his way up to be a magistrate. While hanging curtains for his new home one day, he falls awkwardly and hurts his side. Though he does not think much of it at first, he begins to suffer from a pain in his side. As his discomfort grows, his behavior towards his family becomes more irritable.
"The Kreutzer Sonata" is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous rage. The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events leading up to his killing his wife: in his analysis, the root causes for the deed were the "animal excesses" and "swinish connection" governing the relation between the sexes.
About the Author
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family, he is best known for the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina which are often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 177 Pages
Filesize: 429.8 KB
Published: June 25, 2019