Ompare and Contrast Death of Ivan Ilychand Metamorphosis”

1. What are two themes in Death of Ivan Ilychand Metamorphosis”? Can you explain how/why these themes surface in each story.
2. How do the main characters in each story serve as symbols? What do they symbolize?
3. What are some of the key ideas offered by some of your credible sources about the two authors and their stories?
4. Which of the various critical approaches my be applied to each story? Why? (Critical approaches meaning Literary criticism. These include Formalist Criticism, Biographical Criticism, Historical Criticism, Psycholigical Criticism, Sociological and Reader-Response Criticism.