One of the sentences is says; "The men of the 82nd, who'd been digging those holes half a day without a chance of getting warm, ... " While reading the book, the first thought that came to my head was another book called " Holes. " These two books are very alike and in my opinion they are also at that camp for something they didn't do. They are both in camps that they get a lack of supplies in. Although, the camp that Ivan is in, is much more serious and painful than the other camp. In the quote, it states that they were digging holes half the day. In the other camp, the more childish one because the book " Holes " is about a little boy. In his camp, he digs holes the whole day, everyday.
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My second connection, is when they are handing out food. While reading these pages, I thought about how in Africa, I saw many volunteer houses that would serve food. They would bring one section at a time and they would feed from different ages. Normally, one person would get a sufficient amount of food he or she needs. It was mainly for people that could not provide enough food for themselves, and other people help them. In the book, it is one section going one by one to get food, some of the got 2 dishes and others didn't.