Venichka and Ivan Denisovich Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Venichka and Ivan Denisovich
A look at whether Venichka and Ivan Denisovich are both portraits of the "little man" in Russian literature.
# 139155 | 1,000 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Russian)

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The paper discusses how both Ivan Denisovich and Venishka have the characteristics of the little man of Russian literature. The paper relates, however, that neither of these characters are a perfect depiction of the little man. The paper explains that although it seems apparent that Venishka is a slightly better representation of the little man, it is also apparent that Solzhenitsyn thought to depict Denisovich as a little man due to the character's name. The paper shows how both Venishka and Denisovich are unique characters, however, who rise above these planned roles, at least in a literary fashion.

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"The concept of the "little man" is a common one in many forms of literature. The "little man" is often an individual that seems simple at first glance, but who is, in reality, complex and often seemingly noble. He is usually flawed in such a manner that will forever keep him from true nobility, but his flaw or flaws are such that they help him grow as a person. At times, this person fights against seemingly impossible odds in an attempt to achieve a goal, frequently fighting against "the system" or against people or organizations that are often expected to be helpful to..."

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