Fathers and Sons
Fathers and Sons
by Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Sons Philosophical Viewpoints Quotes Page 4

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How we cite the quotes:
Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph). We used Rosemary Edmonds's translation.
Quote #10

"Death is an old jest but it comes new to everyone." (27.141)

What does Bazarov mean when he calls death a "jest"? Does it seem as if he is taking his own death as a joke or that he is taking it seriously? Why must death always come "new to everyone"? If death is a joke then what is the punch line?

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