by Feng

During this time Tomáš discovers that Karenin has cancer and even after removing a tumor it is clear that Karenin is going to die. On his deathbed he unites Tereza and Tomáš through his “smile” at their attempts to improve his health. When he dies, Tereza expresses a wish to place an inscription over his grave: “Here lies Karenin. He gave birth to two rolls and a bee” in reference to a dream she had shortly before his death.