Analysis Of One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

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Daniel Santoscoy
English 1 MYP AP
September 10, 2017 In my opinion, I think the title “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” is basically supposed to mean how the life of Ivan Denisovich is like. I think this title was chosen to be kind of like a hook, for people’s attention. The author is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The genre of the book is fiction. The setting of the book is in the Soviet Union, 1951. Some of the characters include: Ivan Denisovich - the main protagonist who is just a basic man with no special talents or abilities. He is a lower class man who is really poor. Tsezar - a calm prisoner who has advantages compared to a normal prisoner. Tyurin - a big, brave, fierce man who is very intimidating. Alyoshka - a very religious prisoner who does not hate living in the prison camp and instead sees the bright side of it. Fetyukov - a somewhat cheap and greedy man who collects everything he sees and holds onto it. There are also many more characters. The conflict is man vs himself because Ivan wakes up not feeling well with an ache in his muscles, a fever, and also not getting enough warmth during the night. So he is struggling against himself to get better. The rising action is when Ivan continues to sleep thinking the nice guard is on duty but it is a different guard and he gets punished for not waking up on time. Ivan’s punishment is to go to the “hole” which is a different type of cell. When Ivan approaches, he finds out that the hole punishment was not
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