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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • Those lies — lies enacted over him on the eve of his death and destined to degrade this awful, solemn act to the level of their visitings, their curtains, their sturgeon for dinner — were a terrible agony for Ivan Ilych.

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  • He took a solemn oath.
  • Everyone was solemn at the funeral.

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