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The Death of Ivan Ilych Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Praskovya Fedorovna

Ivan Ilych's wife, Praskovya Fedorovna, is never emotionally intimate with her husband, though they both desire the same lifestyle. They take pride in their new house, which embodies the propriety and class in which they want to live. When she first became pregnant, Ivan complained that she deliberately caused scenes and easily became jealous. Instead of dealing with his wife's emotions, Ivan ignored them. Praskovya ultimately reciprocates her husband's distant coldness. She indulges in extreme self-pity but believes herself to be very tolerant of her dying husband's moans. As her husband is dying, however, Praskovya does not acknowledge the seriousness of his situation. She chastises him for not taking his medicine and suggests that he see more doctors. At his funeral she is preoccupied with maintaining the proper persona of the grieving widow as she asks Peter Ivanovich if he thinks it possible for her to get...

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