Bread Quotes in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
The One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich quotes below all refer to the symbol of Bread. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the New American Library edition of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich published in 2008.).
Section 12 Quotes
Even eight years as a convict hadn’t turned him into a jackal—and the longer he spent at the camp the stronger he made himself.
Bread Symbol Timeline in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
The timeline below shows where the symbol Bread appears in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section1 (Shukhov wakes up to Kolya taking Shukhov’s temperature)
...foreman, Pavlo, and the foreman, Tyurin, getting out of bed. Pavlo goes off to the bread storage room, and Tyurin goes to the Production Planning Department. Shukhov realizes that the fate... (full context)
...hears another guard grumbling about how the gang should have received four twenty-five-ounce loaves of bread, but he was only given three. Meanwhile, Shukhov hears Alyosha murmuring his prayers. (full context)
Section 2 (Kolya takes Shukhov’s Temperature to Volkovoy’s search)
Section 4 (The story of Shukhov leaving home to arrival at the work site)
...he is most likely thinking about the gang’s percentages, which will determine the amount of bread the group will be allotted. Tyurin’s face is pockmarked, and he walks into the wind... (full context)
Section 5 (The arrival at the work site to the beginning of work)
...feels something sharp pressing against his chest and remembers he has hidden a piece of bread there. He always brought the same amount with him, but never touched it until dinnertime.... (full context)
Section 6 (The beginning of work to news of the murdered stool pigeons)
Section 7 (The news of the murdered stoop pigeons to Tyurin’s story)
Section 8 (Tyurin’s story to the end of the work day)
Section 10 (Arrival at the camp to Tsezar’s arrival at the parcel room)
Section 11 (Tsezar’s arrival at the parcel room to the purchase of the tobacco)
Section 12 (The purchase of the tobacco to Shukhov’s going to bed)