Thursday, May 14, 2015

Historical Analysis; Julianna Mello

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich was written in November 1962. The book reflects on one day of a Ivan's everyday life. The book was also adapted into an other version in 1970 as well as into a movie(Sparknotes). Ivan is a man trapped at a soviet labor camp explaining and describing what it's like to live through his eyes. He describes the average life of a prisoner that obviously isn't very average. A labor camp is honestly just an interesting way to say slave house.  The prisoners were expected to work for hours everyday, which is why I feel the author likes to accentuate the scenes of when Ivan isn't working. All prisoners were forced into everyday labor, simple yet very tiring things. I feel that the book was very reflective as it made me feel a certain way when lines were said. I would definitely read this book again. 

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