One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

What is a day in your life like?
Want to read a book made illegal in the country it is about?
That’s Ivan for you.
This book brought worldwide attention (and shock) to the gulags, the Soviet Union’s force labor
camp system under Joseph Stalin.
Essential Questions for Unit One and Ivan

1.   What is identity?

2.   Do individuals create culture or does culture create individuals?

3.   What factors could cause individual or group identity to change or remain the same? (for example, from generation to generation?)

4. How do authors use common literary elements to explore theme?