Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Conection Captain Lucas

The day in the life of Ivan denisovich connects to the things we are studying in humanities as they are at the same time. Firstly, the book we are reading, Animal farm, has a lot to do with communism, a government practiced in Russia. One day In the life is about one specific part of what happened in that time. The gulags (prisons) is where the book focuses on. According to Shmoop, "Gulags were forced labor camps where millions of people were sent for "crimes" like practicing a certain religion, having contact with foreigners, and speaking out against the government". It was the time where stalin ruled, and he killed and imprisoned millions of people.I can connect this to animal farm as, once Old Major dies (basically Lenin) and Napoleon takes power (similarly to Stalin) things change in the farm.

I can connect this book to a book I read a year or so ago, "Night". Sure, Night is about the holocaust and the characters experience and Ivan Denisovich is in the communist time, they have similarities. Both main characters suffer at the beginning of the book, and both of their lives become increasingly more difficult, but I think that the most important thing to note is the pace the book takes. While I am reading Day in the Life, I was constantly thinking of how  slow a start this book had, and I believe that night also had a slow start, but then it became a faster story. 


  1. Lucas,
    I liked the connections you made. I really liked how you connected it with what we are studying in humanities right now. But next time I think you should try to connect the book with your personal life. But overall I thought your post was good.

  2. Lucas,
    I thought it was very convenient you connected to Animal farm as we are all reading it making it easy for us all to form our opinions. I agree that both books had connections with foreigners which I found very interesting. Thank you for boosting my thinking.

  3. Lucas,

    I noticed how your connections were unique and very focused. I would like to comment on something that may put you into thinking with the book "Animal Farm" and "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich". The first comment is if there are any connections in between the protagonists of the books. Something to demonstrate is how the characters may have some of the same characteristics, since they did experience the experiences in terms of their overall concepts. Additionally, I found it interesting how you connected "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" to "Night". Even though I didn’t read “Night”, I wonder how did these two books connect, apart from the concepts of them? How did the people act comparing these two problems in terms of human rights and freedom, even? In conclusion, I thought your two connections explained how well you reflected on "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich".