The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Idiot

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The Idiot is a novel written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. In The Idiot Dostoevsky hoped to portray the ideal of a man who wishes to sacrifice himself for others. Prince Myshkin is a sort of Russian Christ who represents the values Dostoevsky deemed the highest and most noble: altruism, meekness, kindness, and brotherly love. As Dostoevsky saw sexual passion as inherently selfish, it is not surprising that Prince Myshkin is a completely asexual character. Though he develops romantic feelings toward Aglaya, he subordinates them to a higher ideal of pity and compassion that he expresses in his relationship with Nastassya Filippovna. Facing the “dark world” of corruption and moral decay that he meets in society, he inevitably perishes.
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ysafi01shared an impression2 years ago
👍Worth reading

Having a gentle heart give you the pleasure to know u r life meaning )

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Kou Ssayshared an impression3 years ago

Interesting books if u wanna start reading more of Dostoevsky

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I liked the ending part so much! Worth reading! Loveee

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nuraychurokhas quoted5 years ago
How can I possibly be so when I know myself that I am considered one?
Christabelle Adeline
Christabelle Adelinehas quoted3 years ago
I used to watch the line where earth and sky met, and longed to go and seek there the key of all mysteries, thinking that I might find there a new life, perhaps some great city where life should be grander and richer—and then it struck me that life may be grand enough even in a prison.
itchastar
itchastarhas quotedlast year
I remember my melancholy was intolerable; I felt inclined to cry; I sat and wondered and wondered uncomfortably; the consciousness that everything was strange weighed terribly upon me; I could understand that it was all foreign and strange.
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