At some point in everyone?s life they experience thoughts about death, whether that they?re positive or negative depends on their outlook on the after life. While some view death as only the beginning of their eternal life others view it as the absolute end. Living in fear of day will not allow one to live peacefully or happily because in reality everyone?s life eventually ends with death. Throughout the short story, ?The Death of Ivan Illych?, death is personified as something terrible and threatens the main character, while in the poem, ?Death Not Be Proud? the writer seems to be fear free of death.
In the short story ?The Death of Ivan Illych? as soon as Ivan recognizes his death he begin nothing but despair and uncertainty. He refused to accept the idea that death would take his life even though he was a unique and different person. The character is completely lost with the idea that death is just going to take away his life. His idea of death would something that he could feel coming so that he would know about it. As much as Ivan tried not to think
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