IB ENGLISH II – WEEKLY, ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN Th 11-1, F 11-12 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 3. Signet Edition, p 19; Bantam Edition, page 25 “How can you expect a man who’s warm to understand a man who’s cold?” Write ½ page MIN commentary, using personal experiences, analogies In the statement, “How can you expect a man who’s warm to understand a man who’s cold,” Solzhenitsyn examines the concept that when individuals of two societies, two classes, or two different ranks come together, the individuals have a very difficult time relating to the feelings of the other. Most of the time, the individual feels nothing, nor any obligation to or for the other person. Here the one rank, the doctor, could care less if the inmate was sick or not. The thermometer had to reach a hundred degrees and not a tenth of a degree less in order for the
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