One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Self-reliance is necessary for maintaining one's dignity

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In One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Alexander Solzhenitsyn includes interactions involving food and work in order to explore the theme, self-reliance is necessary for maintaining one's dignity.

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Solzhenitsyn's descriptions of the methods by which the prisoners obtain food demonstrate the idea of self-reliance as a necessary trait for maintaining one's dignity.

Besides including the means by which the zeks obtain their food, Solzhenitsyn also discusses what the zeks do with their food in order to show self-reliance's importance in maintaining one's dignity.

In addition to descriptions of food, Alexander Solzhenitsyn also discusses the approach prisoners take to their work as a means of demonstrating the necessity of self-reliance in maintaining one's dignity.

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I do believe that self reliance is needed in order to maintain diginity. This is because when one relies on another, they are not being true to themselves. They are relying on someone's elses ambition and glory rather than their own.


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