A sniveler and incorrigible beggar, the prisoner Fetyukov is the opposite of the dignified and self-reliant Shukhov. While Shukhov earns extra bread by breaking his back at the Power Station work site, Fetyukov gets extra bread by playing on others’ pity. Surprisingly, given the limited food and tobacco resources of the camp, Fetyukov does quite well for himself—he is often seen hoarding the little bits that have been handed to him. But Solzhenitsyn criticizes Fetyukov for his lack of dignity, which sets him apart from almost everyone else in the novel, even the cruel Volkovoy and the starving old prisoner who sits near Shukhov at dinner. In a sense, Fetyukov is a degraded version of Tsezar. Whereas Tsezar desires finer thingss because he enjoys quality, Fetyukov seems to hoard what he can merely for the sake of hoarding.