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Cancer Ward Summary
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Everything you need to understand or teach Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

  • Cancer Ward Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Cancer Ward Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Cancer Ward Summary

Plot Summary

The Cancer Ward is a novel about a Soviet man, Oleg Kostoglotov, who is admitted to a Soviet hospital somewhere in Asia, and is treated for several months for a tumor. As Oleg communicates with his fellow patients and interacts with the physicians treating him, he learns to define himself and his future. Emerging from years of prison camps and exile, Oleg discovers he still has the capacity to love. He also learns that even a strong man as himself can be brought down by disease, and can be brought down by the overwhelming cruelty of the Soviet system.

Through a series of incidents, examples of other citizens, and conversations between the patients, the faults of the Soviet system are exposed and criticized by the author.

The story begins with Pavel, a member of the Soviet secret service, being admitted into the cancer ward, and his evaluation of...

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Study Pack

The Cancer Ward Study Pack contains about 49 pages of study material in 3 products, including:

Cancer Ward Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

Cancer Ward Lesson Plans contain 123 pages of teaching material, including:

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