Analysis of The Death of Ivan Ilych

I married, climbed the ladder of success and then wham. just when I thought it was all coming together nicely, there was my epiphany moment. How sad to have spent my entire life merely existing when my soul was dying to live! Such is life. full of surprises and lessons to learn.
It’s amazing to see how fragile and unpredictable life is, full of twists and turns in the unexpected. We think we are living our lives in an utmost way, yet we’ve not begun to live at all. Existence carries a heavy price for everyone. There is the life we didn’t live, and all the joy missed along the way, as well as the life we endured, with all the misery and suffering like “a stone falling downward with increasing velocity.”

I really didn’t know much about bringing my family close to me. most people were respectful and polite in families when I grew up. Honestly, I thought that’s how it was done. I was a good man, a good provider. I always tried to do the right thing at the right time, a proper life I lived. Isn’t that what good men do? Yet, I see “my life was not real at all but a terrible and huge deception which had hidden both life and death.” To live a lie is not to have lived at all.

I would give anything to be able to go back and embrace my family. to be close to them, to really know them and to have them know me. If only I could hold my children one more time, I would bring them close and tell them to love with all your heart, make each day the best day of your life, and most of all, choose people over things. Don’t worry so much about the things that don’t matter, the petty things that don’t really add quality to your life. those silly, small things will take care of themselves. The real world is the world of right now, today is all there is. Live your life on purpose, making each day a real part of your dream. Don’t wait until tomorrow to share those quality moments with the people you love.&nbsp.