Oh doctor! My husband is sick but he never takes his medicine.
The Lie. All she speaks is lies! This doctor is no different. It is all a Lie. Can no one else see the Lie?
I will check to see what is wrong, but I can't help if he doesn't take his medicine. He is not dying, and he only need opium.
I will not get better. I am dying! I am dying! Do you not see It? It is waiting for me.
My husband has made my life miserable. I wish he would just die, but not really for there would be no income.
The theme of this comic is selfcentered. Both Ivan Ilyich and Praskovya Fyodorovna are only focused on themselves and this leads to both their downfalls. Ivan makes remarks on how they are just lying, and that only helps himself and says how they are all hurting him. While, Praskovya says that she wished her husband would die, but takes it back because she would have no money then.