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What Is The Influence Of Influences From The Peers & Family Of The Protagonist?

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What Is The Influence Of Influences From The Peers & Family Of The Protagonist? In my essay, I will be comparing two world literature texts, "Metamorphosis", and "One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich", which to certain extent contain the same moral. The moral is elated to how the peers and family treat the protagonist, and how this affects them. Metamorphosis is about a young man, Gregor, who does not like the job he does, but he has to work to support his family. Gregor, then wakes up, to realise he is transformed into a giant vermin, from this; he has to live with the consequences that he faces from his family and society. When Gregor is a normal person, he has to carry out duties, which he is not particularly happy doing. Gregor does not like the place he is working at, however, he must continue to work, as this is the only way he can support himself, and his family. Furthermore, little does he know that even though he is able to support his family reasonably, his parents want him to work more than what he can, and to stay in this job for life. ...read more.


"One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich is about the struggle of men, who are stripped of humanity and forced to work in freezing conditions in Russia under the rule of Stalin for around 15-25 years. The novella focuses on Ivan Denisovich, telling us about a 'good' day. Shukov is well known within his group. He is treated with a lot of respect from his peers, except a few, like Fetuikov, who is jealous of him. Shukov gets on well with the team leader, Tuirin, who helps Shukov in some situations. There are many references through out the novella, where Shukov is given extra items. "Eat it yourself Ivan Denisovich", Shukov with his two bowls": Shukov might have been treated like this, because of the way he always works. He has a lot of pride in which he is doing. During the rule of Stalin, society always tried to break down the prisoners, in this case, the regime. Prisoners were stripped of everything they bad, especially their humanity, however, one thing that they could not strip away from Shukov was his pride. ...read more.


Even though he tries to forget about his family, he can't, as it is a constant reminder of the life that he had before he was put into the camps. His friends support him, and like him a lot, however, this is not the same as having your family alongside you. If his family visited him at least, it would have made it easier for him, as he would know that his family is supporting him through his situation. The moral in both novellas is the same. Both novellas portray a message which tells us that it is essential: for peers and family to be alongside you, to help you, give advice, and provide love and care. However, in the novellas, if family is present, then no peers are there, but your family doesn't really care about what is happening with you, whereas if peers are present, then there is no family. It is essential that your family is there, no matter how much friends you got, because having a family alongside you, you are able to say that these are my own people, who understand me better, whereas peers, are people you have just met, who cant understand you in huge depth. Moheen Hassan I.B ENGLISH 0568 024 ...read more.

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