Use the theory of Psychoanalytic Criticism to analyze Leo Tolstoy’s “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”. Find two scholarly essays using the MLA Bibliography to provide a context for your analysis. Give a rationale for your approach, which might be one you are interested in or your sense that the critical approach will help you to understand the story more fully. Be sure to include a working thesis.
First, mention that the story appears to have grown out of Tolstoy’s own awareness of his mortality and his struggles to understand how to live a meaningful life. Then, let go of all references to Tolstoy’s life and intentions. The rocking back and forth between the story and Tolstoy distracts attention from the real work of this project, which is to analyze the story.
Second and similarly, drop all the general references to “medical practitioners” and “medicine.” The story is not finally an advice column to help doctors deal with dying patients. It is more a meditation on the spiritual dilemma that death presents to life. One thing that might help you to clarify your thinking would be to add a clear thesis to the introduction.
The thesis would also give you the point that you will want to refer back to as you discuss various sections of the story. In other words, all your points should work to support, demonstrate, or prove your thesis. You may be feeling some frustration, wondering how to formulate a thesis. I would recommend looking back over your notes about and underlinings from “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”; then spend some time reflecting on what this story has to say about life and death.
INCLUDE A WORKS CITED PAGE
Plagiarism Free Papers
All our papers are original and written from scratch. We will email you a plagiarism report alongside your completed paper once done.
All papers are submitted ahead of time. We do this to allow you time to point out any area you would need revision on, and help you for free.
A title page preceeds all your paper content. Here, you put all your personal information and this we give out for free.
Without a reference/bibliography page, any academic paper is incomplete and doesnt qualify for grading. We also offer this for free.
Originality & Security
At Homeworkpaper.net, we take confidentiality seriously and all your personal information is stored safely and do not share it with third parties for any reasons whatsoever. Our work is original and we send plagiarism reports alongside every paper.
24/7 Customer Support
Our agents are online 24/7. Feel free to contact us through email or talk to our live agents.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
We work around the clock to see best customer experience.
Our prices are pocket friendly and you can do partial payments. When that is not enough, we have a free enquiry service.
Admission help & Client-Writer Contact
When you need to elaborate something further to your writer, we provide that button.
We take deadlines seriously and our papers are submitted ahead of time. We are happy to assist you in case of any adjustments needed.
Your feedback, good or bad is of great concern to us and we take it very seriously. We are, therefore, constantly adjusting our policies to ensure best customer/writer experience.