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    The first impression society might assume of the Gulags is that there was no room for moral life in the camps, in that there was no opportunity to be a good person in an environment of cruelty and death. This might have been the case in a few situations, however, there was always room for morality, whether it was intentional or subconsciously. We need to realize that these facilities were dehumanizing and to save some sort of moral direction may have conserved the individual’s identity. To say all prisoners in the Gulag had aspects of moral life is a broad assumption, as historians we need to look at what caused the loss of morality in these situations. To understand the significance of morality in the Gulags we also have to examine the detrimental…

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    Even at the brink of starvation, the GULAG labor camps forced over a million people to do hard labor in extreme conditions of Siberia. In the fictional novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the author Alexander Solzhenitsyn depicts of the conditions prisoners had to face in the GULAG labor camp system. Based on the experience of Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, the author portrays a typical day of a prisoner while revealing the effects of the inhuman conditions have and how the prisoners learn…

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    The men show all that has been done within the gulag during one normal day with all the activities that have occurred. During the Stalin era, conditions were poor with people getting beat up and thrown in the cell with having to reason behind, having the audience being treated similarly to animals. Although the conditions destroyed the men by making them suffer, Solzhenitsyn shows how strong, the men truly are including what gets them through their days. The comparisons exemplify how brutally…

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    meaning the government seizure of Kulak Farmland, Kulak’s were the peasant class in USSR. After Collectivization the Kulak’s were forced to work the land but entitled to none of the crops the land they worked and once owned had produced. This had not only consolidated governmental power in USSR but also provided a scape goat for Stalin to blame in times of trouble the Lower Class. When famine hit Russia Stalin used his scape goat to explain this shortage of food, the people working the farms the…

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    This novel is set in the 1950’s in a forced labor prison camp, run by the Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps and Settlements, better known by the Russian acronym: GULAG. Although subject to the harsh, frosty winter conditions the prisoners were entitled to the slightest of independence in terms of food, clothing, leisure’s and much more. This altogether contributes largely to the theme of injustice in the novel. The protagonist of novel is Ivan Denisovich Shukhov. He is a prisoner…

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    The Gulag was the correctional system of the previous Soviet Union. Prisoners were shipped to labor camps and were required to work without pay. Citizens could be sent to the Gulag for serious crimes, but also for petty violations like showing up late for work, missing work, or stealing food for your hungry family. Many prisoners were also there for political reasons. If you spoke out against the government, or if party administrators saw you as a threat to their authority, you could be…

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    He fights himself in his surroundings and is affected by his loneliness and his environment. “If you found a bowl with something left in it you can hardly resist licking it out. But Shukhov had never forgotten the words of his first squad leader… “Here men we live by the law of the taiga. But even here people manage to live. The ones that don’t make it are those who lick other men’s leftovers, those who count in the doctors to pull them through, and those who squeal on their buddies.”(4). This…

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    The oral presentations that were presented in class prior to reading Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich allowed me to gain a greater contextual understanding of the novel. The context given by these presentations gave me insight into the accuracy of the emotions and mindset of the main character and understanding of the horrific conditions endured in the novel. An example of this is the context I gained from the presentation on the author, allowing me to recognize…

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    Ivan Denisovich Imagery

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    What role does imagery play in the extract? One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a novel by esteemed author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn that concerns the gruelling conditions which Soviet prisoners in the gulags had to endure. In this extract, Solzhenitsyn employs imagery, themes, and a combination of both to communicate the daily adversities of being a prisoner in the gulags as a means of shocking the audience. Imagery is arguably the most effective tool utilized by Solzhenitsyn to deliver…

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    the Life of Ivan Denisovich, because the main character, Ivan Denisovich, is a middle-aged, Soviet prisoner in the infamous Gulag, struggling to persevere throughout the day-to-day challenges presented as a result of confinement in a prison camp. This situation requires him to stay brave under threats, not by fearing nothing, but by going past the feelings of being scared. Ivan Denisovich shows courage during the novel as, under inhumane conditions, he: remains the will to live, assists his…

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