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Portfolio piece part 4 (extra question): Is is important or wrong that Shukhov (from One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenistyn) feels at home at the camp? What is the value of maintaining humanity versus survival?

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Portfolio piece part 3: What specifically did you notice about culture from the three novels you read? (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Crime and Punishment, Doctor Zhivago)

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Portfolio piece part 2: Why would Boris Pasternak (author of Doctor Zhivago) choose to start the story at Yura’s mother’s funeral, long before Yura’s point of becoming Zhivago, as well as a doctor? How has the opening scene of the funeral set the tone for the story as well as for the doctor himself?

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Portfolio piece part 1: How do you suppose the author intended the reader to feel about the murders (from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky)?

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November 15th: read 206-277. No reading log.

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November 14th: read 166-206. No reading log.

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November 9th: read 112-165 and bring an evaluative question.

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Boris Pastenak, author of Doctor Zhivago.

Boris Pastenak, author of Doctor Zhivago.