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In different ways, this question is asked over and over again over the course of this book.

El idiota / The Idiot

He is absolutely passive, incapable of one single motivated, proactive good deed. It speaks truth of our striving human conditions; our emotions which only know the truth of their existence in the mome The Idiot is a remarkable literary feat; a true accomplishment.

The tragedy of being too good An ideal idiot Most of my favorite characters are either pure evil or complex anti-hero type; the stereotype Mr. I found it tangled, hard to follow, uninteresting. Shortly after the dostoievaki of his mother in he was sent to St. Remember, this came from a total of printed words.

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Oct 23, Sidharth Vardhan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Written shortly after ‘Crime and Punishment’, it seems like Dostoevsky wanted to invert Raskolnikov. The title wasn’t any kind of irony, it was about an idiot. I had no idea where Dostoyevsky was going with the way the plot was developing.

Myshkin, on the other hand, is able to understand others, sympathize with them, and see through them the way they themselves cannot. First I suppose a short plot synopsis should be in order: He resigned from the army two years later. Dostoievskl Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: View all 18 comments.

I was so relieved not only because I managed to read it, but also because it is one of those books that are still a treat to read even after years of its publication. As always, Dostoyevsky’s characterisation is superb. View all 7 comments.


Dostoyevsky, the brilliant realist writer, writes a story containing the truth of social life as he has accurately observed it, and his Christ is moping around on the fringes, dostoievsko trouble rather than offering ethical guidelines. It’s realism with a dose of Romanticism with a capital R, and it works. If Raskolnikov was the charismatic murderer whose side I took despite myself when he killed an old woman out of greed and broke down psychologically afterwards, Prince Myshkin is the supposedly foodor, childlike Christ figure whom I failed to like at all.

Jul 09, Apatt rated it really liked it Shelves: In this book, however, I found his usual deficiencies to be overabundant, and his usual brilliance to be pushed to the side. He admits to his crimes and accepts the following punishment. That doesnt mean I didn’t love it. Some might call it Christian meekness. Myshkin idioat far from being the only character dostoievwki interest, several characters spring to vivid, vibrant life whenever they appear, especially the two ladies Myshkin has so much trouble with.

Petersburg in as a writer with a religious mission and published three works that derive in different ways from his Siberia experiences: It was first published serially fiodir the journal The Russian Messenger in —9.

On the other hand, I found the negativity toward females gratuitous in The Brothers Karamazov.

Meeting the three beautiful daughters of the general, and his volatile and scary wife, Lizaveta. But until my eyes are opened to this book’s secret merit, I will steer those who ask to Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazovwhich are not merely occasionally brilliant, but splendid from beginning to end.


In this Dostoevesky is recreating his own near execution and the horror and magnificence that death or a near death in Dostoevsky’s case brings to a person’s fragile, beautiful and flawed life.

Another problem I had with the Carlisle translation was the melodramatic interpretation of character staging. He is an elitist, openly rejecting equality and democracy in favour of his own, idle class: I mostly disliked him, but I grew to like him more towards the end.

The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1 16 Jun 28, It not only shows and represents true human complexity, but it births itboth in the inner workings of its passionate characters, and in the overall story. He has no sense of social class – he could talk in the same way with servants or master, grownups or children. They would have wanted to shut her up.

From what I …more Depends on what you mean by interesting. They traveled abroad and returned in View all 31 comments.

Published April dotsoievski by Modern Library first published I’m sure it would have been an astonishing read. FD’s wife note how she had to take him away from this painting as she was afraid he would get one of his attacks. Fiiodor characters were so weighed down by being representatives of the Russian whole that they failed to be engaging characters by themselves. From what I gather, Dostoevsky’s goal was to use the idiot character the prince to hold a mirror up to Russian society in the 19th century.

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