Dostoyevsky Notes From The Underground Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… He was saving money from is small wages; depriving himself of the typical joys in life. So he could send her to the conservatory, to study music. Given all that he does for his family and how much he sacrifices, he should be rewarded by nature, yet he is not. This is one of the factors of the absurd, we can’t understand why things happen to people. It’s not about if they deserve it or not, it just happens. This philosophy developed during the industrialization of the world at the turn of the century. Many people saw things that to them didn’t make sense. Their higher power was supposed to take care of those that were good and punish the wicked. During this time that wasn’t happening; the people that were cunning and ruthless businessmen were rewarded and the rest became nothing more than servants. Many of these writers saw this and began to form a world view that resembled that and gave them a feeling of control over their lives in that world. The characters in their stories accept things that happen to them in a very detached manner. It leads to a question of what is real and what is not:
Father [hurt but answering gently.] you know very well, as a man of the theatre, that life is full of all sorts of odd things which have no need at all to pretend they are real because they are actually
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At the end, when everyone was leaving, he assumed that the children were dead without investigating. He made it his reality that the children were dead. We as readers saw it, as them being dead, because that’s the last piece of information we were given. Paradox of perceived reality, has truth to it. This is why many people tell you to think positive and smile. If you don’t like your job, this helps make it tolerable by altering the mindset for the period of time worked. It’s a technique that is used by many people. The absurd is always around us. We only notice it when we choose to look at it in that sense. If we chose to believe that we are fated to have things happen to us. Then the absurd is no longer a factor in our …show more content…
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