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Ivan Denisovich in Alexander Solzhenitsyn Term Paper

… Shukhov learned the rules of the Soviet system early on from his first boss named Kuzyomin, and they have enabled him to survive as well as any of the other slave-workers. Fra from being an ideal socialist society or workers' paradise "it's the law of the jungle here, fellows. But even here you can live. The first to go is the guy who licks out bowls, puts his faith in the infirmary, or squeals to the screws," although Shukhov also learns that the informers usually survive well enough (Solzhenitsyn 2). Panteleyev was one such stool pigeon who was always allowed to go on sick call as a pretext for remaining behind after the work groups were sent out, and the zecs knew that "he'd be…. [read more]


Denisovich and Shawshank Ivan Essay

… While Solzhenitsyn specifically placed his story over the period of a single day, mostly to give the impression of the Shukhov's acceptance of his situation, Darabont's film encompasses two decades, indicating the main character's refusal to accept his imprisonment and the loss of his humanity.

The main character of the Shawshank Redemption is Andy Dufresne, a convicted murderer who claims to be innocent. He is an educated, upper-class man who was the vice-president of a bank. He is described as a "tall drink of water with the silver spoon up his ass." (12:00) Andy's story, as well as all the other characters', is narrated by another prisoner named "Red," who is a self described "regular Sears and Roebuck." (8:30) Red is a prisoner, and uses…. [read more]


Ivan Denisovich Term Paper

… Ivan Denisovich

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is considered to be one of the most representative writers of the modern Russian literature. Throughout his work, he focused on addressing political issues that influenced the development of the Russian society as well as philosophical problems that dealt with the human strive for introspection, for personal and spiritual analysis; however, his creative genius has enabled him to combine the two aspects of his analytical perspective and offer a dynamic and complex point-of-view on a certain matter under discussion. This is the case of the novel "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" which joints together both a political issue and a psychological analysis in one of the most successful pieces of writing of the communist period in Russia.

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How Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn Eventually Influence Russian Politics Term Paper

… Russian Lit

Throughout the Soviet era in Russian history numerous artists and intellectuals came under fire for creating works that were contrary to or critical of the communist party. Additionally, at different times and under different rules, some writers and artists have found themselves on both sides of political debates -- they were seen as enemies of the party at one time, and advocates of it at another. Two particularly influential writers from twentieth century Soviet Russia are Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Boris Pasternak. Each of these authors contributed to both literary movements of their time and to political disputes and policies. Specifically, Solzhenitsyn expressed his interpretation of Soviet gulags under the rule of Stalin, and managed to publish this work during a literary and political…. [read more]


Master and Margarita by Bulgakov Term Paper

… Moreover, it's obvious that atheist and ideological bigotry of Berlioz has mercantile origins. Berlioz betrayed his beliefs with his morals. An educated person who betrays intellectual and moral legacy is the most miserable one. But his guilt was burdened by the position he occupied. He preached corrupted morals, tempted new generation of educated people with atheist religion. His words about Jesus and Christian religion serve as evidence:

'Jesus was, good or bad, but that this same Jesus, as a person, simply never existed in the world, and all the stories about him were mere fiction, the most ordinary mythology." (p.5)

He had no moral right to say that. So it's obvious that hypocrisy of such person was more serious than machinations of common Soviet clerks.Moreover…. [read more]

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