At least 350 words.
While the works by Ramabai and Tolstoy are very different this week, they both address basic ideas of opportunity and challenges. Ramabai talks about many of the limited opportunities that women might have access to and how those limitations can create a variety of challenges to face or overcome. Tolstoy’s Ivan Ilyich has many different opportunities in his life and his choices regarding those opportunities are interesting to reflect on as the story progresses. He also feels challenged at the end of his life and spends much time reflecting on what to make of his circumstances. Using at least one specific example from each author, focusing on the texts assigned for this week, what specific opportunity or challenge struck you as significant as you were reading? Are there any parallels between the opportunities or challenges expressed in the texts and ones that might be faced today?
Ramabai, “Married Life” and “Legal Rights”
Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich