Praskovya Fedorovna - This character is superficial and often exhibits outward and exaggerated feelings to appear socially acceptable. This character is the main character's spouse.
Fyodor - See Fedor Vasilievich
Gerasim - This Russian peasant and a house servant is compassionate and accepts death as a natural part of life.
Ivan Ilych - This character comes to realize that love is more important than living the life society claims is proper.
Vladimir Ivanich - This character is sincere and compassionate and plays a crucial role in the title character's realization of the shallowness of his life.
Peter Ivanovich - This character is greatly affected by the funeral and tries to be distant from the sadness of it, failing to learn the lesson that the deceased learned in the last moment of life.
Jean - See Ivan Ilych
Lisa - The death of this character's father is viewed by the...
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