Dignity Essays

You Won’t Break My Spirit

In the novel “A day in the life of Ivan Denisovich” by Solzhenitsyn, I found that Ivan Denisovich (Shukhov) resisted the dehumanizing aspects of the gulag; by not allowing the spirit destroying atmosphere of the gulag to take away his human dignity and appreciation for life. Throughout the story, the author concentrates on the theme of time and it’s significance to Shukhov’s existence in the gulag. Time in this sense can be broken into two separate entities. The first example…

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