Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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  • Analysis Of Crime And Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The protagonist, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, in Fyodor Dostoyevsky 's Crime and Punishment is a young ex-student living penniless in St.Petersburg. He lives in a tiny rented room, but is indebted to his landlord due to his low financial status. From the start of the book Dostoevsky paints a clear image of Raskolnikov. For example, on page eight it says “he even knew how many paces he had to take in order to reach the front entrance of his tenement; seven hundred and thirty paces exactly” (8), the quote represents Raskolnikov’s attention to details. This reveals his obsessive psychological state, he knows exactly how many steps he must take to reach his destination. Seven hundred and thirty is a key component in this quote. The number can…

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  • Crime And Punishment Analysis

    The Underlying Theme in Crime and Punishment and The Stranger Both The Stranger by Albert Camus and Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky explore the criminal mind and its psyche. Each novel addresses the spectrum of emotions an individual deals with within their mind after committing a murder. Both books are centered on one criminal act that allows the reader to delve into the thought process of a convicted murderer, each varying from one another. In The Stranger, Meursault is seen as a…

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  • The Idiot Minion Character Analysis

    Writing The Idiot coincided with Dostoyevsky’s financial hardships which forced him and his wife Anna to move temporarily to Europe. Being in Europe and experiencing the constant lack of means, Dostoyevsky continuously maintained correspondence with his brother Mikhail, his close friend Maikov and his niece Sonia to whom he often confessed about his futile attempts to write a great novel and about the disappointing mediocrity he was receiving instead (Frank 245). In fact, Dostoyevsky dedicated…

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  • Virtue And Immortality In The Brothers Karamazov

    I am going to be discussing the claims made by Ivan Karamazov in the book, The Brothers Karamazov. I will also be discussing what these claims mean and how they contribute to the discussion of the morality, religion, and their relation to each other. He first claims that “If there is no God, everything is permitted.” He later claims that “There is no virtue if there is no immortality.” These are interesting claims, as they both have to do with the idea of religion and aspects of Christianity…

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  • Notes From The Underground Analysis

    The Existence of Happiness Happiness is a hard thing to come by these days. Everyone seems to be worrying about what they’re doing wrong instead of appreciating the right. For some it’s their job, and for others it’s the way that they present themselves to their peers. In the novel Notes From the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, he says “Man only likes to count his troubles: he doesn’t calculate his happiness.” I agree with what Dostoyevsky is saying. We are all different people with…

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  • Alienation In Crime And Punishment, By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment is a book set in Russia, written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and focuses on a theme of alienation. The book starts when the main character- Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov- goes to a pawnbroker,Alyona Ivanovna. While there Raskolnikov trades his watch for the money he needs to pay his rent and to plan out how he could rob Alyona. This entire sequence of events makes up the exposition of Crime and Punishment and introduces alienation as the theme. From there the rising action…

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  • Internal Conflict In Crime And Punishment

    of it devote oneself to the service of humanity and the good of all.” (Dostoyevsky 54) They discuss her rudeness, horrible money-lending rates, and the way she treats her sister Lizaveta, who is pregnant. (Dostoyevsky 53) The way she acts shows how inconsiderate she is, even toward her own sister. When Rodian hears people saying this, he decides to take matters into his own hands and decides to kill the pawnbroker; he tries to make up reasons to justify why he kills her. He explains to Sonia…

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  • Fyodor Chekhov Character Analysis

    Once Smerdyakov murders Fyodor due to Ivan’s theory that God, therefore, good nor evil exist, Ivan is burdened by the struggle to reconcile his influence, therefore, the guilt of the murder. The reality of disturbance in Ivan’s inert moral being seems impossible for an often intellectually cold individual. While much of Ivan’s ideology and practice derive from his education, therefore environmental influence rather than natural character, however, one’s natural inclination for education and…

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  • Guilt In The Lion King And Macbeth By Shakespeare

    He who is guilty and driven by ambition will be blindly pulled around until justice stares him in the face. The Lion King by Roger Allers and Macbeth by Shakespeare are two very different pieces of work but have similar themes throughout. The Lion King and Macbeth have two character in which guilt haunts them in different ways. Blood is significant in both pieces of literature because the main characters feel that they cannot get the blood of others off their hands. Both characters go on a…

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  • Dostoevsky Compare And Contrast Essay

    Though Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky, two of Russia’s greatest authors, differ greatly, many of the themes that show up throughout their writings are strikingly similar. Perhaps the most notable of these shared themes is the concept of lust, strong sexual desire. This idea can be traced throughout many, if not all, of both authors’ works, large novels and short stories alike. Both authors seem to agree that, under many circumstances, lustful feelings and actions are terribly sinful and lead…

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