Sunday, November 2, 2014

Stefano Post 4

  1. Describe a choice made by a character in the novel.  Why did the character make this choice?  Was his or her action justified?

    A choice that was made by a character in the novel occurred on page 122:
    There were eleven gangs at the site, and the mess would only hold two at a time. The foreman still wasn’t back: Pavlo took a quick look around and made up his mind. “Shukhov and Gopchik—come with me. Kildigs—when I send Gopchik back, bring the team over right away.” Their places at the stove were grabbed immediately. Men hovered around the stove as though it was a woman they wanted to get their hands on. There were shouts of “Wake up, somebody! Time to light up!” They looked at each other to see who would get their cigarettes out. Nobody was going to. Either they had no tobacco or they were keeping it to themselves.

    To begin with I would like to clarify that the choice that the prisoners made was disobeying the wake-up call.

    Second, I think that the character made this choice because he was tired of every day the same thing. People need to have freedom, the power to choose. The power to choose it a problem even now a days, can you believe it? Did you know that every day in china children our age are being treated like slaves. This because they think that if we give people toe power to choose they will choose wrong. In fact, this reminds me of a book that I read in seventh grade called: The Giver written by: Lois Lowry. In this book, kids, adults, teens take countless pills and injections every day, which makes them loose the ability to see colors. The government keeps a lot of things away from the citizens. Do you know why? Because they are scared that they are going to choose wrong.

    Therfore, this action was justified. The prisoners wanted a chance to choose and to do something with their own will. Do something that they believe in.

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