The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

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Gerasim provides comfort to Ivan Ilyich in more than one way in The Death of Ivan Ilyich. Explain about two ways Gerasim cares for Ivan Ilyich.

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Ivan Ilyich had gone through the paces of living but never stopped to contemplate the reasons that he steadily conformed to all of society’s expectations. One of those expectations was that, as a solidly bourgeois gentleman, he would employ servants in his home. Although Gerasim had grown up as a peasant with few opportunities, he does not seem to resent his class status. After the master’s accident, Gerasim is one of the few...

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