The Death of Ivan Ilych
by Leo Tolstoy
Vasya Timeline and Summary
- Vasya appears briefly in front of Peter Ivanovich right before Ivan Ilych's funeral service. He has tears on his face.
- Vasya is born while Ivan and family are still in the provinces. He grows up and turns out fairly well as a young child.
- Ivan and Praskovya Fedorovna fight over where to send him to school, and Praskovya Fedorovna wins.
- Vasya comes to Petersburg with Praskovya Fedorovna and Lisa (he's not mentioned specifically).
- Vasya visits Ivan before he goes to the theater with his mother and sister. He gives his father a sad pitying look.
- Vasya kisses Ivan's hand as Ivan is screaming and flailing.
- Ivan stills and looks at his son.
- At Ivan's request, Vasya is taken away before Ivan dies.