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  • Pride and Guilt in Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, and Devils

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    in light of the fact that they are the literary creations of an author? How does guilt effectively temper pride? We shall attempt to answer these questions in examining the crimes, the dreams, and the devils of Raskolnikov, Stavrogin, and Ivan Karamazov. It is important when discussing a dream in a novel to distinguish between the literary and psychological implications of the dream. The dream is obviously the functional product of the author's imagination, and hence, must serve a definite purpose

  • Analysis Of The Brothers Karamazov

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    There has been a resurgence contending that the Holocaust—or some likened event—is enough to show that God does not exist. It is professed as the coup de grâce against the existence of God, and has presently become a sort of argument where one replaces the Holocaust with atrocities that have recently received media coverage (e.g., the Orlando nightclub shooting). However, the questioner, in pronouncing any event as objectively unconscionable (i.e., what happened was wrong regardless of human opinion)

  • Rejecting God by Renouncing the World

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    Ivan Karamazov rejected God by rejecting the world, which is corrupted by suffering and cruelty. In Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s book-chapter “Rebellion,” Karamazov showed complexity and depth in their understanding and analyzing of human suffering. The question that led him to reject God focused on God allowing suffering to exist in the world, especially that of children who have not sinned. Karamazov rejected a world founded by suffering and cruelty, therefore rejecting God in light of catastrophic suffering

  • dos

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    Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821- 1881) is one of the most famous and widely translated Russian writers in the world. He was born in 1821, in Moscow, one of eight children of a staff doctor at the Mariinskii Hospital for the Poor. Dostoevsky was educated first at home, then at the age of 17 he was sent to the Academy for Military Engineers to study engineering. After training as a draftsman, Dostoevsky embarked on the literary career. 1846 saw the publishing of his first book, Poor Folk that

  • Ivan Fyodorovich Karamazov A Diabolical Hero

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    Ivan Fyodorovich Karamazov A Diabolical Hero Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky is considered by many to be the pinnacle in a great line of Russian authors who wrote in the 19th century. Gogol, Tolstoy, Lermontov, Pushkin, Chekhov: these writers, like many greats the world round, concerned themselves not only with their art, but with its affect on their society; Gogol, for example, is said to have gone insane while working on his masterpiece, Dead Souls, obsessing himself with the idea that he could

  • The Prostitute In Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, and The Meek One

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    Sonia Marmeladov, whose first name means wisdom, not solely to illustrate God's mercy toward a fallen woman but to have her redeem both herself and Raskolnikov through God's mercy. As in the parable given by Father Zosima on his death bed in The Brothers Karamazov, Raskolnikov's initial connection to Sonia in Book I functions as his "stalk of grain" which keeps him from being completely severed from God's grace. Just as the old woman in the parable was without merit except for the fact she gave the beggar

  • Controversy Between the Existence of God

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    In “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky made a famous claim that establishes the link between the existence of God and morality. Apart from the controversy related to the scope of the quotation, the discussion on the proper translation and interpretation of the words of Ivan Karamazov. For instance, in his article “Dostoevsky did not say it” D.Cortesi claims that Dostoevsky did not make such claim (Cortesi 1). However, the research by Russian-speaking authors shows that the original text

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was one of the greatest Russian novelists to ever live. There are so few authors, as Dostoyevsky was, who have had such a great impact on 20th century western literature. His works analyze social, moral, political, and psychological aspects of mankind. Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. Much of Dostoyevsky's life experiences, especially early on, provided much influence for his writings. Dostoyevsky's determination to become

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    Russian author with a style unique to himself. He lived a very hard life starting from the time he was a young boy in St. Petersburg. He lived his teen years in a boarding school until he was sent off to an Army Engineering Academy with his older brothers. His young adult years were spent in a prison cell and serving in his country's army. His real art began when he was discharged from the army for the second time in March 18, 1859. While much of his life was spent many of his younger years in

  • Analysis Of Crime And Punishment By Dostoevsky

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    Theodicy-the defence of God’s goodness and omnipotence in the face of the existence of evil-is an extremely controversial concept that oftentimes questions God’s true purpose. For Dostoevsky, a philosopher and novelist of the mid to late 1800’s, evil is the result of primal human instinct and pride; it is concrete and its origination can be directly pointed to. Although Dostoevsky recounts his own personal struggle with living amidst such great suffering in the world, he ultimately comes to the realization