Monday, March 9, 2015

Literary Analysis Week 4 Heitor G.

Is the book’s structure chronological or does it move back and forth between past and present?  Does the author use a single (first or third person) viewpoint or shifting points of view?  Why might the author have chosen to tell the story this way and how does it influence the reader’s understanding?

The book, "One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovic" is written in a crhonological structure. What is the most interesting about this book is that the whole book is only one day in the life of the author. The author, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, chose to write about his experience in a Soviet labor camp that follows the gulag system. The prisoners follow this system and since it is a labor camp, they are forced to do labor.
The story is told in a single third person viewpoint, which means that the author tells a story with himself in it, but he doesn't do it in his own perspective. The author might have chosen to tell the story like this to make the time run slower, since the book is only a day long. The author does a good job and it influences the reader to not rush the story.

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