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About corrupting dostpievski and the fear of love. I’d give it 4. A man whom no one can hate even if one tries they fail miserably and end up falling in love with this simpleton. Nobody brings the drama like Fyodor: I cannot recommend it unequivocally, it does depend on how patient you are dotoievski what you want from a book.

How do I review a Russian literature classic? There’s not much of a plot here. Then it appeared to me, like a turn in the dark.

El idiota / The Idiot

I speak to save us all, that our class may not be vanishing in vain; in darkness, without realising anything, abusing everything, and losing everything. That doesnt mean I didn’t love it.

I was glad to read of you, I’m glad I didn’t know you. The early chapters are indeed lighthearted and often funny but the tone becomes increasingly grim towards the end.

El Idiota : Fiodor Dostoievski :

The Idiot is a remarkable literary feat; a true accomplishment. Dostoyevsky returned to St. Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: They act like neglected children, drawing negative attention to themselves to make the God -father figure notice them.

His mind, his heart were lit up with an extraordinary light; all his agitation, all his doubts, all his worries were as if placated at once, resolved in a sort of sublime tranquility, filled with dostoiesvki, harmonious joy, and hope, filled with reason and ultimate cause.

The result, according to philosopher A.

The characters argue and discuss their respective positions on philosophy and religion throughout the long digressive plot, and Myshkin mourns earlier times when people were of a simpler mind: I wanted to write about the symbolism of the Holbein painting and how I love that in both Dostoevsky books I’ve read he references dreams the characters have, but I just have too many questions and not enough answers.


And they display how the two are often inseparable: I was really concerned about your opinion of me, as a reader, as a consumer of serious literature, as a trustworthy, balanced critic of dense writing.

I don’t think the character of Myshkin is strictly good or Christlike. Austin Bruce This book is very different from Crime and Punishment if only for reason that the protagonist is unique and different in character from other …more This book is very different from Crime and Punishment if only for reason that the protagonist is unique and different in character from other Dostoyevsky works.

But he is only beautiful because he is ridiculous at the same time. To cut short this review, I found this to be a deeply flawed book, one that obviously needed several more drafts before it could be really compelling.

By and large, the characters are well drawn, and if many of them are either unsympathetic or a tad capricious, so be it. That question only you can decide. Myshkin the idiot especially has the capability to understand and care for other socially awkward, rejected, derailed, or insane people, such as Nastassya, Rogozhin, and Hippolite.

I’m sure I’m not the only reader who felt cheated there. On his return to Moscow he finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth and become involved in a love triangle. He was nearly beginning to reproach himself for his laughter, but at once realised that he had nothing to reproach himself with, since he had an infinite pity for the general. Rogozhin, a young man who can’t control his emotions, very unstable, just inheriting a vast fortune, eager to show the whole city, it.

View all 19 comments. Perhaps my favorite parts of this novel fall into the scenes where Dostoevsky is focused on a painting or an execution. It can be baggy, chaotic, digressive but the best bits are simply brilliant and overall I found it a tremendously edifying read.


What is the difference between simplicity and being an idiot? Between the years and he served as editor of the monthly periodical Timewhich was later suppressed because of an article on the Polish uprising. I’m sure it would have been an astonishing read. They discuss mechanics and perspectives and symbols.

Koyla ran in, also for only a minute Want to Read saving…. What do these questions have in common? And he goes just like a lamb to the slaughter. He’s a Christ-like figure, but was Christ allowed to live in the society he lived in?

Even the idiotic Myshkin understands that something is wrong with the general, but he lets him rave on, encouraging him in his folly. As often happens to me while reading Dickens as well, I found much more satisfaction following the minor characters.

A letter tells him, naturally he gives away most of it to people, isiota say the prince owes them money. About loving out of pity. Under no circumstances am I to forget that Dostoyevsky truly saw in Myshkin a Christlike figure, and that he himself was committed to orthodox Christian dogma to the point of writing in a letter in Would they have been won over We tend to view innocence as an uplifting cleansing virtue.

View all 38 comments. He isn’t content with a superficial look at the world. Return to Book Page.