Risk taking Researcher - Week #2
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Living Condition in the camp
To begin wtih, the protagonist of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Shukhov was a Russian war soldier. However he was wrongfully accused of a crime, and was sentenced to ten years in a forced labor camp. His living condition was obviously brutal life as compered to today's our life. In the book, Shukhov often talk about food, so I chose to focus about the food in the camp. The way characters eat, and what they eat, are important tools of learning how the living condition harsh is, and charactarization in the book. Basically, they eat bread, Chinese oatmeal, and stew that usually are cold. There are fish and vegetable in the stew, and Shukhov squeezes nourishment out by sucking fish bones. How he eats not to miss even a slight nutrients in food makes readers feel exactly that they eat meals to live. Though there is a big gap for us, who are in the satiation environment saying "This food is not very nice," or "I leave the dish unfinished because I don't want to eat," we cannot live and be healthy without food.
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GoodFightUK. "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich [Full]." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. <https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dtdkvpopu0kY>.