Russian Authors And Philosophers : Fyodor Dostoyevsky Essay

1630 Words Dec 4th, 2016 7 Pages
On November 11th, 1821 in Moscow, Russia, one of the most renown Russian authors and philosophers was born: Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky was raised in a family with good means (as their father was a recognized doctor by the Russian Government) and his family was also extremely religious (especially his father) which shaped his God-centered view of morality from a young age. However, given their situation (living in a poor district on the edge of Moscow in order to live near the Hospital, Dostoyevsky knew second hand what a life of poverty was like, for he was surrounded by it constantly. Although his family was all well-to-do, others around bore the hardships of the Russian Society of the time. As Fyodor Dostoyevsky and his siblings grew older, they were all encouraged to go to a military academy, where Dostoyevsky learned that while he wasn 't much of a fighter, he was a writer. After college, Dostoyevsky took up writing and joined the "Petrashevsky Circle", a group of writers and thinker that used their intellect to argue against the current government and czar in Russia. This inner circle was caught, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky faced the most life-changing experience of his time on earth. The members were all tried and got the same sentence- death by firing squad. They were marched out into the public square (to send a message) and they were lined up. The men took aim, and didn 't shoot. The Czar had ordered that they should not kill them, only make them believe…

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