While reading the book, I had a few questions.
1.) Why can't the prisoners get another portion of food? Can't they just get another bowl of food if their are still hungry?
I think that the author is trying to show that they are extremely strict on the food, and the amount of food each prisoner gets because I think that the camp doesn't have enough food for a prisoner to get two portions of food each day. In other words they can't get enough food because I think they only get limited food per month.
2.) Why do the prisoners have hope when they go to sleep? Just for the guaranteed minimum ?
Here I think the author is trying to explain that the prisoners pray for the less amount of work, and more relaxing time. What I'm trying to say here is that the prisoners are hoping that they get a break. They want to get a day or two to get some rest and sleep later than they usually do every single morning, have food and relax the whole entire day.
3.) Why do only the guards get to have a fire to keep warm? Why can't the prisoners have fires to keep warm?
Here I think the author is trying to say how strict theses camps are. I think he is also trying to say that the prisoners should suffer because of what they have done. For example kill somebody, robbed a store, or did something bad that represented something. In other words the author is trying to say that they should suffer even more because the guards want them to think more about what they have done, and that they should take it serious or else their stay will be even more unpleasant.