Author: Aleksandr Solzheintsyn
Job: #1 Line Illuminator
This weeks read was: vii - xviii (introduction) ; pg. 3 - 22. A good start for the book, but a confusing one, too. This week I am the Line Illuminator, prepared to bring out interesting quotes that brought my attention.
Quote #1: "The sky was still quite dark. The camp lights drove away the stars. The broad beams of the two searchlights were still sweeping the zone." (Pae 17, paragraph 5)
This isn't the type of quote that you may chose, but it stood out to me. Maybe it was because the way the words were formed, in such a delicate way which made the sentence flow very well. The quote also used stops, like small frases one after the other, it gave the voice inside my head feel what the character is feeling.
I feel like the quote is trying to give us the emotion that the person in the book is feeling. The quote continues talking about the "special camp" that he is in, and how it felt like war.
This is a picture of a helicopter searchlight. I chose this picture because I couldn't imagine hwo it would be to live in a place where this goes on every night because of lack of trust.
Quote #2: "And now here he was dreaming of being ill for two or three weeks, not dangerously ill, of course, not so bad that they'd have to operate, yet bad enough to go to the hospital and lie in bed for three weeks without stirring; and let tem feed him on nothing but that clear soup of theirs, he wouldn't mind." (Page 21, paragraph 4)
Quite a long quote, yet quite a powerful one, I think. I feel like this quote says a lot about how the men and women in this "special labor camp" think and emotionally feel about them being there. Maybe it makes them regret what they have done wrong, to be placed in a place like this.
I think this quote is trying to get the readers to notice what Ivan DEnisovich is going through. Even in this camp, he wants to be ill, to lay in bed for weeks. Imagine if it was you.
|I chose this pictre because I believe that even if Ivan is regreting what he has done, I will learn from hism mistakes because, everyone does.|