The Question and Answer section for One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
can some please answer- (1) How does Shukhov use his wits to secure more food at lunch? (2) Why doesn’t Shukhov automatically get an extra bowl of food? (3) What important transformation is Captain Buinovsky undergoing? Why is it so important?
Shukhov is the first one there, and he collects the food for the rest of his squad...... finishing most of it before the squad arrives.
Please post your questions separately.
Every morning as he left the camp the cook drew an issue of grits from the main kitchen: about one-and-a-half ounces a head, probably. That made two pounds a squad, a little less than a pood *[* Thirty-six pounds.] for the whole column.
The men do...