Essay On Dostoyevsky's The Double

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As Christianity is deemed to be the religious scope of the eastern and western nation states, the Russian empire seems to hold the orthodox doctrine or what is lablelled by teologist as orthodox Christianity, soon coined by Weber ‘Russian Christianity’. The very word results from studies undertaken on the Russian politics, assuming the pagan demonic belief as deeply embedded in the Russian society and culture, Weber finds it redundant; in fact, it is rather Orthodox Christianity.(Buss, 2003: 13)
Due to the advent of individualism and freedom in Russia, Weber highlighted a high rebuff of a set of moral rules of success in politics which confirms the Russian spirit of backwardness. Weber adds that the eandeavour in question passes through the
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Dostoyevsky and the Russian Legacy
Dostoyevsky was an adept of the word, the printed form of it, as previously tackled, Tolstoy prosecuted and denunciated such behaviour of early Russian writers. He refined early undertaken words and characters wherein he endows the character with more consciousness and refinement of the conflict. In other words, ha gave live to lifeless personages; a technique that is originally used by Dickens in all his works characterizing thereby his style as outstanding.
No one could ascertain that Dostoyevsky learnt or was directly influenced by this eminent British novelist. This was noticed in his The Double (1846) which protagonist is portrayed as a madman, the same madman from Gogol’s Diary of a Madman (1835). The technique of externalization of manuscript readable from another angle; “Dostoyevsky replays the slide into insanity, before any transcript of it could be made”, he thereby “reassure the distance reader and a madman” (146); every normal act is done from the other side; schizophrenia is in fact an intricate scene to perform with words.
Emerson goes on with her analysis to say that’ finally, one side of this persona actually materializes, breaks off into a body, and evolves from Golyadkin’s companion into his rival and betrayer” (idem); as to note that Golyadkin is the madman in

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