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  • The Themes of Dostoyevsky

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    The Themes of Dostoyevsky Fyodor Dostoyevsky, born in 1821, would become one of the greatest writers in Russian literature. Fyodor received an education in engineering in St. Petersburg, but decided to follow a literary career. He was a person who wrote how they felt about certain topics, and felt that everyone should know about the government. Dostoyevsky joined the underground group, the Petrashevsky circle, the to bring out the truth in these books, which were forbidden in the public. Through

  • 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

  • Turgenev and Dostoyevsky

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    Turgenev and Dostoyevsky Upon first meeting Turgenev in 1845, Dostoyevsky wrote to his elder brother Michael saying that "A few days ago the poet Turgenev returned from Paris and right away showed me such friendship and affection that Belinsky is persuaded he is in love with me. But what a man he is, brother! I almost fell in love with him myself. He is a poet, a man of talent, an aristocrat, handsome, wealthy, intelligent, cultured, twenty-five years old; I doubt that nature has refused

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    "Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid," Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoevsky was a well accomplished 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

  • The Search for Dostoyevsky in Crime and Punishment

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    The Search for Dostoyevsky in Crime and Punishment         Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky who is known as a great novelist wrote timeless classics such as The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov, was not only a novelist, but a good psychologist who uncovered the secret sides of the human beings in a very effective way. His novels also affected Freud, Nietzsche, and Joyce. However there is one point that is a mystery. Did Dostoyevsky really reflect his own feelings, especially

  • Fyodor Dostoyevskys The House Of The Dead

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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The House of the Dead      Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow on Nov. 11, 1825. As his father was a former military surgeon, Dostoyevsky grew up in the noble class. He entered the military engineering school at St. Petersburg at age 16. Shortly after graduating, he resigned his commission and devoted all his time to writing. However, he soon became caught up in the movement for political and social reform during the reign of Tsar Nicholas

  • Nihilism In Crime And Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    The book Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky has a main ideology in which the novel is based on. The protagonist, Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment embodies the idea of nihilism and the Übermensch. Dostoyevsky places the main character with the ideology that he wishes to shine light on. In this case, Dostoyevsky, hoping to criticize the philosophy of nihilism allows Raskolnikov to believe he is a kind of Übermensch, transcending society and making greater decisions and later renounce nihilism

  • Christianity in Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote, It must have been a difficult task for Dostoevsky to come to this conclusion. He could be compared to that of the Prodigal son, who returned to God only after all other forms of belief were ventured. Being raised in a Russian Orthodox household, as a youth Dostoyevsky rebelled against religion and later began to believe in the anarchist and atheistic philosophy that was common among radical students and middle-class people that were against the status quo in 19th century

  • Fate in Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    excuse for many to make bad decisions. In Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Raskolnikov blames the majority of his crime on the instances of fate leading up to the murder of Alyona Ivanovna. Through Raskolnikov’s reliance on fate, readers are able to see Dostoyevsky’s negative stance on the concept of fate. Dostoyevsky does not approve of the use of fate as the determining factor for any logical decision. Dostoyevsky makes it clear that Raskolnikov’s use of fate to justify his actions can

  • Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short story writer that discussed the psychological state of the human soul in many of his works, one in particular is Notes from the Underground; which was published in 1864. Notes from the Underground, had a great influence in the 20th century; the novel takes a man’s inability to communicate with society and uses it to teach readers about the importance of other humans in our daily lives and how that affects the way we think