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Tolstoy wrote in What is Art If a man is infected by the authors condition of soul if he feels this emotion and this union with others then the object which has effected this is art but if there be no such infection if there be not this union with the same author and others who are moved by the same work-then it is not art The Death of Ivan Ilych is art by this criteria Tolstoys writing keeps my attention throughout The Death of Ivan Ilych and awakens my soul I have never read any literature of Leo Tolstoy and I could not walk away from the story I wondered what happened next It makes me realize how important life is to be treated This work of art expresses to me Tolstoys views on life and death The short story gives examples of how a person can live life the wrong way In reading the The Death of Ivan Ilych many feelings stir up inside me because I can relate his experience with my grandfather that died of cirrhosis of the liver Tolstoy reaches the soul because he describes Ivans life occurrence through his spiritual revelation He observed a heartbreaking death of his brother In reading The Death of Ivan Ilych Tolstoy portrays Ivan as a thoughtless and selfish man I see Ivan as a frightened individual afraid of what life has to offer Ivan experienced happiness only in his childhood Tolstoy 1179 He decides to go to the School of Law He marries because he feels it is right not because he is in love and his peers approve I feel for Ivan because everyone knows that a person cannot be happy if one marries for the reasons Ivan did After all should not the basis of a marriage be love Love brings happiness to our lives Ivan does not have the happiness that love could bring I
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