The only son of an examining magistrate, Petrishchev is a young man who courts Liza. Praskovya and Ivan Ilyich are very happy when he takes an interest in their daughter. But by the time he proposes to her, Ivan has already become sick and resentful of nearly everyone in his life, so he’s incapable of enjoying the fact that Petrishchev and Liza will soon get married.
Petrishchev Character Timeline in The Death of Ivan Ilyich
The timeline below shows where the character Petrishchev appears in The Death of Ivan Ilyich. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...out under such circumstances, but that they already purchased the tickets. She also says that Petrishchev will be joining them, adding that the young man wants to enter the sickroom. Ivan... (full context)
As Ivan’s family makes small talk about the opera, Ivan hardly participates. At one point, Petrishchev stops talking and looks at him, and everyone else follows his gaze. They then realize... (full context)