Saturday, August 30, 2014
Connection Captain - Jorge Ribeiro
What is happening in the book, I would connect to another book. I would connect to the Hunger Games, because in this Gulag, there are many different camps, and in the story it states how these camps each do different things, so I would connect to the Hunger Games, because it is separated into different districts, and each district is supposed to do something different, but on Shukov's camp, it is not the different laboring they do, but yes the way the prisoners are treated in those camps. On page 67 they are discussing on how their camp is much quieter, but the other prisoner says that he doesn't think it is quiet, because of the assassinations that occurred in the cells. This passage also shows that some camps are more violent than others, because of these assassinations in the camp, which means life is harder in some camps. This also connects to the Hunger Games, because life in some districts is harder than life in others, for example, life is harder in district 12 than in the Capital.
Another connection I have, is the book Maus, because on the story Vladek is caught and put in one of these concentration camps the Nazi's had, and Shukov was put in the Soviet concentration camp. Another connection would be that both Alexander (Author of One Day in the life of Ivan Denisovich) and Spielgman's father (Spielgman is the author of Maus) had personal experiences related, because Spielgman's father was called Vladek, so the main character of Maus is Spielgman's father, however in One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, the author also had personal experience. The author of One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, was arrested himself and put into a Gulag, but Vladek was also arrested, because he was a Jew, and because of this he was put in a Nazi concentration camp. So I connect both of the authors, of One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, and Maus alike, because both got their information by personal experiences or by family members.
Citation for Information: "Maus." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Aug. 2014. Web. 30 Aug. 2014.