Why did Zachary Austin love this book?
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich highlights the harshness of human life, particularly those experienced by prisoners during World War 2 in the Soviet Union.
The tale follows the life of a man, Ivan Denisovich, and although we are only met with the reality of a day in his life, we can only assume that not much differs day by day. This book is a powerful portrayal of what human beings can endure in order to be who they are.
It explores how people will cling to their ideologies, and, in the case of the author himself, promote an understanding of the inequalities that plague the people of the world, which, more often than not, are derivatives of the political situation of the area which a person is subjected to.