Year: 1973 Source: Life-threatening Behavior, v.3, no.3, (Fall 1973), p.225-233 SIEC No: 19861024

“There is no single motive for capable of providing an explantion sufficient to prove that Ivan Ilych actively sought his own death; rather there is an interaction among various motives that can be loosely fit into Menninger’s categories of erotic, aggressive, & self destruction.” Karen Chase examines the main theme in Tolstoy’s The Death Of Ivan Ilych.