Wednesday, April 1, 2009

continuity and monotony.


The lack of chapters is a clever method adopted by Solzhenitsyn

that reflets the seemingly never ending and relentless sentence

the zeks were sentenced too. The reader sympathizes with the

zeks as he two is locked within the book, unable to break, as

there seems to be no break in the prose.

The end of chapters are conventional points for the reader to

stop at and the lack of chapters handicaps the reader into

reading on. The reader, similar to the zeks, hasfreedom taken

away from himself/herself, in the form that they have to read


The reader than feels easier to sympathize, or if you detest

reading, empathize with the zeks which are put on a strict

schedule, are stolen of their freedoms and our serving a endless



The simple authorship is combined with the lack of chapters in

this book to provide a sense of monotony throughout the novel. The book has no evident climax or buildup. There was nothing notably amazing about the plot of the book and there is no point at which the book seems like an ideal candidate for a blockbuster movie. However the humdrum tone of the novel colligates with the feel of the prison sentence, thus allowing, like the aspect of continuity, the reader to sympathize with the zeks.

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