After reading the first few chapters of the book One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, I researched a bit more about the book. I have chosen three main facts that will surprise or deepen the reader's understanding.
For the first fact, I would like to share that the title that we are awaire with, is not completely full. The full title of this book is: One day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich or Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha. What interested me about this was that the name "Ivan Denisovich" is tranfered to a girl as well. Maybe what this simbolizes is that the reader can decide what point of view they choose to read from.
Secondly, according to Spark Notes, the theme for this book is described as "The outrage of unjust suffering; the struggle for human dignity; the importance of faith." even having just started the book, we can clearly see the outrage of unjust suffering. One example of this would be on page 4 -5 when Ivan had been physically hurt/sick with aches all over his body, and for that he was punished.
Lastly, this story is set in a Russian camp known as HQ which is probably in Siberia. In addition, this story is set in 1951 during the winter time.