The Death of Ivan Ilych

why the writer start from ivan Funeral ?

why the writer didn't start and write about his life and his family first ,the writer start from his funeral>

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The narrator tells the story in the Third Person (Omniscient). Tolstoy begins with the funeral........... and then backs up to tell us Ivan's story........ the way his life played out and the reason for his death at such a young age.


The Death of Ivan Ilych