One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich; Individual Roles in Society

Essay by samkeryliukHigh School, 11th grade November 2014

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There is nothing better than to encompass yourself in a good book, on a winter day, in your favorite chair, desk, or wherever you prefer to read. To blanket yourself in a world not of your own and to, at least for a moment, be relieved of responsibilities and restrictions. Saying that, you now will spend what seems to be an endless frame of time, chronically ingesting the particulars to something you have probably heard on CBC or in a textbook at the same age that I am writing this essay, but nonetheless you read, on and on, through all of the discrepancy, the contradiction, and the confusion, with the slightest apprehension of an objective and that like a strange but forcible addiction, with each word, you get closer and closer to the end. This essay, is a reflection of the ideas developed by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, about ways to which the individual takes responsibility not only for themselves but for the collective, and the relation to One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich. Now, you may be pondering on the fact that you wasted a minute or two of your time, reading what seems to be an accumulation of aimless and irrelevant sentences, that have absolutely no connection to the book: One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, other than the extrusion of an ending sentence that happens to be the intention of this essay. Although it seems fairly irrelevant and recusant, the first paragraph happens to be a delegation of the concept that is explained best through congregation. "Nations are the wealth of mankind, its collective personalities; the very least of them wears its own special colours and bears within itself a special facet of divine intention." ­ Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This quote embodies...