|"How can you expect a man who's warm to understand a man who's cold?" pg. 23|
<Old Wall> <Joseph Stalin> <Gulag Prisoners>
After reading a couple of paragraphs from page 23, I read this quote under the image. This quote got me thinking because it can be implemented into the world. A rich man cannot understand a poor man's situation; a white man could not understand a slave's condition; and so forth. After reading several more pages, I read the part where the prisoners were being searched out in the cold. They even had to take over their undershirts. The author tried to support and emphasise the quote under the image.
In this picture I made, I put images I found together to show how this quote could look like. The prisoners outside the window are being sent to be searched exposed to the cold air while Joseph Stalin is inside a warm room simply shrugging and mumbling, "They'll be fine..." I think my picture shows what Alexandr Solzhenitsyn is trying to tell us in this specific quote. How he wanted to share this thought when he was a prisoner. I put these different scenes in the book together to strengthen the power of this message. Two different group of people in two different states cannot understand each other unless they have experienced the harsh conditions themselves. This wasn't the only example this quote could've been used. As I said, it could be used by a slave. A slave would've thought the same thing; a servant might've thought the same thing.