The Death of Ivan Ilych

What is the theme in The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy?

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Death is a major theme in this book. Ivan knows all too well that death is always a possibility and even a probability in a Russian Gulag. Tolstoy was plagued for most of his life with a fear of death. We see this ever present fear in the through the character of Ivan Ilych.