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    Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    Fyodor Dostoevsky, the second of seven children was born on October 30, 1821, in Moscow, Russia. Shortly after his mother died of tuberculosis in 1837, he and his brother Mikhail were sent to the Military Engineering Academy in St.Petersburg. On a sidenote, while not known for certain, it is believed that Mikhail Dostoevsky was murdered by his own serfs, who reportedly became enraged during one of Mikhail's drunken fits of violence, restrained him, and poured vodka into his mouth until he drowned

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    Within the tortured mind of a young Russian university student, an epic battle rages between two opposite ideologies - the conservative Christianity characteristic of the time, and a new modernist humanism gaining prevalence in academia. Fyodor Dostoevsky in the novel Crime and Punishment uses this conflict to illustrate why the coldly rational thought that is the ideal of humanism represses our essential emotions and robs us of all that is human. He uses the changes in Raskolnikov's mental

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    Fyodor Dostoevsky, A Tortured Genius

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    Dostoevsky biography as related to his works It is often remarkable to see the relation between events in an author?s life and that of his works. Many great authors have transcribed the pivotal moments of their existence onto paper for readers to enjoy, sympathize, or rage. Certainly, Fyodor (or Fedor) Dostoevsky, being no different than that of the very best of his profession, lived a life with experiences that influenced his writings a great deal. His masterpieces stand as ultimate manifestations

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    Understanding the structure of a literature piece is vital towards understanding the purpose and meaning behind it because the structure is the foundation upon which the author is attempting to convey his or her message. In Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky embeds his message in the structure of the novel through the ways in which he divides his novel. He creates three distinct divisions in the novel, each representing a different state of Raskolnikov. These three divisions consist of Raskolnikov

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    Having recently completed several Books by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” the “Idiot” and the Possessed. The complicated nature of his writings, much of which admittedly present some difficulty in one’s understanding of them. Discussing the material certainly helps expand one’s thinking of these subjects not before given much thought. Politics of the time, religion and social awareness are some of the issues so detailed by the author make me want to read more. The following paragraphs

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    The excerpt from the novel, The Brothers Karamazov “Grand Inquisitor” by Fyodor Dostoevsky illustrates how humans, who once freed themselves from oppression, yearning to be part of a society where they could have a voice in the nation state, and then as individuals be able to control their own lives; have instead, become prisoners of the society they have created and their freedom has been lost. The only freedoms humans know, regardless of the society they are part of, be it a communist society or

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    Crime and Punishment: A Reflection of Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment is one of the most well-known pieces of literature written by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was written during a time of turmoil, when Dostoevsky’s wife and brother died and he was burdened with debts, which was made worse by his excessive drinking and gambling. As a result, Crime and Punishment reflects much of the author’s inner psyche, showing much of what the author thought of the world around him. In the book, Raskolnikov’s

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    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky is a psychological novel from the 19th century in Russia. This novel gives us a sense of the social, political and economic turmoil which Russia and its people were living through during that time period. During this period of hardship people would take the decisions that they would consider necessary for survival and this novel exposes some of the decisions that people had to make to keep on living. The decisions taken by the individuals of this novel may

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    The Literature of Fyodor Dostoevsky If literature is a game, then Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of literature's most talented and respected players. All of Dostoevsky's works are not only highly regarded by his readers, but also scholars of literature. Sigmund Freud stated that Dostoevsky's place in literature is "...not far behind Shakespeare" (Freud 972). The novel most commonly referred to as his masterpiece is Crime and Punishment. This novel is written with such genius that practically

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    Berger believes that man externalizes or creates a social reality that is in turn objectified, or accepted by him as real. This sociological model creates a useful framework for understanding the narrator’s rejection of ultimate reality or truth in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground. The reality in which the narrator tries to live in part II, and the reality that he rejects in part I, are both created and, as such, are ultimately meaningless. The underground man’s refusal to objectify social

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