Unit Guidelines - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich PIB LA 10 Tentative Assignment Sheet Learning Guide*Read"Meet Aleksandr

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich PIB LA 10 Tentative Assignment Sheet Learning Guide: *Read “Meet Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn” *Research Joseph Stalin, gulags, Solzhenitsyn and present findings (DUE FRIDAY, 1/25) *Know Yiddish and Russian words used in text: valenki: knee-length felt boots for winter wear kolkhoz: a collective farm of the former USSR gulag: forced labor camp in the former USSR taiga: swampy coniferous forest of Siberia beginning where the tundra ends zeks: prisoners in the gulags kasha: a mush made from coarse cracked buckwheat, barley, millet, or wheat oprichniki: member of an imperial Russian police force; Ivan the Terrible’s palace guards kulak: rich peasants who were considered oppressors by the communists and who were penalized with fines or the confiscation of their property Tartar: a native inhabitant of Tartary of Mongolic or Turkic origin; a person of irritable, violent, or intractable temper *Comprehend the following terms as they pertain to the text, one of which will serve as the basis for an individual Definition Paragraph (DUE FRIDAY, 2/12): dignity hunger resilience conformity respect hierarchy religion perspective humanity labor work truth brotherhood foreman cycle sanity obedience perfectionist honesty purpose family blessing juxtaposition white-wash restraint routine industrious camaraderie competitive *Annotate examples of and references to the following in the text: proverbs “white-washing” hierarchy conformity dignity work surface truths respect religion resilience perspective animal imagery *Recognize these THEMES throughout the novel, one of which you will discuss in a literary Resilience of the human spirit Trust between individuals and their leaders and peers Personal pride or dignity Dehumanization created by institutions Restraint *Note Characters by completing the character chart provided (DUE Wednesday, 2/10)
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 101 taught by Professor Smart during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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Unit Guidelines - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich PIB LA 10 Tentative Assignment Sheet Learning Guide*Read"Meet Aleksandr

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