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Father Alexei performed the last rites over him. When they were anointed him and the holy oil touched his breast one of his eyes opened, and it seemed as though, at the sight of the priest in his vestments, the smoking censer, and the candle burning before the ikon, something like a shudder of horror passed over the death-stricken face. (27.157)

Why do you think Bazarov recoils in horror? Is he afraid of something? Disgusted? Does his death seem to bring him suffering? What is it about this specific moment that makes him act out?

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