Ivan Ilyich and Socrates

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This 4 page paper takes as its premise the idea that Ivan Ilyich, the title character from Tolstoy's story The Death of Ivan Ilyich, is real, and that he has a soul. Socrates' soul is aware of Ivan's death, and writes to Ivan that they should meet to discuss the ways in which Ivan's life was similar to the points Socrates made at his trial, which is described in Plato's Apology.