One Day in The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a Russian and a soviet historian, novelist and a dramatist who used his form of writing to help in making the world aware of the GULAG (Glavnoye Upravleniye Ispravitelno-trudovykh Lagerey), which was a government agency that administered the main soviet forced labor camp systems during Joseph Stalin ruling period. It was first inaugurated by the soviet decree in 1930 and hence after that it passed through a series of organizational changes where the secret police took control of it.
Although Nazi was ideologically assailed to communism, its leader Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders always expressed a sense of concession that it was only in Russia where their subversive and ideological correspondents were to be found. It is evident that Adolf Hitler always admired Stalin with his act of Stalinism and in most occasions, Hitler publicly praised Stalin and he critiqued Stalinism in a positive nature as seeking to exculpate the Communist Party of the Soviet Union under Jewish influences, noting the purging of Jewish communists such as Grigory Zinoviev and Karl Radek. Both Adolf Hitler and Stalin used policies which drew a parallel between the concentration camps system in Russia and in the Nazi Germany. We experience the use of military force on the citizens by placing ‘party army’ with some regular forces that are controlled by their party. From Solzhenitsyn book he says that in the Soviet there was assigning of political commissars and Stalin introduced the National Socialist Guidance officers, and this was in 1943. Under Stalin regime, there was consistency in implementation of complete nationalization and communalization of the country whereas the Hitler administration focused on the implementation of so...

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...rtheless, Shukhov and his fellow captives manage some form of resistance by using tools anywhere at their reach, such as language. Shukhov perceives that during warmer weather conditions people talk. Even through address forms used between prisoners, expression functions as a form of resistance to the callous eminence the prison camp consign them. Ivan Denisovich is referred by the writer and by his colleagues as a peasant by his first name, a respectful address form which is usually modest for the upper class members of society. They use this form of addressing each other to create respect among themselves as fellow prisoners thus this form of their insistence kept reminding them of their importance and worth as dignified individuals.

Works Cited

Klimoff, A. (1997). One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich: A critical companion. Evanston, Ill: Northwestern Press.
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