Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pedro Carolo Mizrahi

2.What is the cultural and educational background of the author and how did this background influence the book?  In what ways do the events in the books reveal evidence of the author’s world view?

Alexandre Isaevich Solzhenitsyn was arrested  for criticizing the harsh Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in a private letter. He was sent to stay eight years in various prisons and labor camps. I think that this event in his life has influenced him to write the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, that takes place in a prison. I think that the story that he is telling in the book may have been similar to his time in the Soviet labor camp.

“A wake-up call sounds in a Stalinist labor camp in 1951, on a bitterly cold winter morning.” I choose this quotation because I think that this may have been something that happened during his time in prison, and things like shortage of food and the valenki boots most probably also have been a part of his life. 

Unlike the first book that I read which was Anthem, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is more similar to the world we live in,  however both books are  controversial and both writers are from Russia. 

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