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Ldiotul Garnett translation, however, still remains widely available because it is now in the public domain. There are many reviews of this book making out that Prince Myshkin was Christ-like, a truly good man who lived for the moment.

Atheism only preaches a negation, but Catholicism goes further: He has suffered from idiocy due to epilepsy FD too suffered from epilepsy attacks all his childhood and dostoievwki youth. But he remains silent, ignoring even his most cherished child, the one he sacrificed for all the others, – Christ.

This is exactly how I felt when I read The Idiot.

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The central idea of The Idiot as we have it was, as Dostoevsky wrote in a letter, “to depict a completely beautiful human being”. Then towards the end of the novel, I even ended up calling him an idiot a few times. Want to Read saving…. The reading drags on for dostoievsik an hour and by its end the sun has risen.

There are other important distances between two, unlike Dostoisvski, Jesus was not shocked upon discovery the barbarity prevalent in the world. The only thing I dislike about Dostoyevsky and the one reason why I’m not giving The Idiot five stars is his tendency to go off on tangents just when something exciting is about to happen.


Part 1, Chapter 5, pp 70— Adinaelena rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Thus he conceives the idea of suicide as a final assertion of his will in an act of defiance against nature.

To enliven the party, Ferdyshchenko suggests a game where everyone must recount the story of the worst thing they have ever done. Critical reception of Dostoievdki Idiot at the time of its publication in Russia was almost uniformly negative.

Myshkin, doesn’t even have proper clothes for the cold, late November day as he steps down into the unknown metropolis. They discuss Russian history and the Russian concept of suffering, and how these were adroitly parsed among the idjotul. But Idioutl Idiot is not just a novel about a corrupt society. Lists with This Book. Kathy Catalina added it Oct 12, European critical response was also largely negative, mainly due to the novel’s apparent formlessness and rambling style.

He examines things for depth and poignance that actually left me shaking.

The image of these things is Holbein’s portrait of Christ taken down from the cross, a copy of which hangs in Rogozhin’s house, and which was seen by both Dostoevsky and Prince Myshkin in Basle.

The fact that Rogozhin reaches the point of attacking him with a knife is something for which he feels himself to be equally guilty because his own half-conscious suspicions were the same as Rogozhin’s half-conscious impulse.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

How do I summarize a novel like this in one paragraph? That he hardly remembers, having lived in Switzerland, treated by a kindly Doctor Schneider, without charge for years. In the character of Prince Myshkin, Dostoevsky set himself the task of depicting “the positively good and beautiful man.


The Idiot pre-reform Russian: For the litfic fans of intellectual tomes it is a no-brainer, well, more like a yes-brainer I suppose. I admit that in the beginning and throughout much of the novel I felt intensely protective of Prince Myshkin.

On the other hand, I found the negativity toward females gratuitous in The Brothers Karamazov.

Myshkin is incredibly one-dimensional in his value system, fearing sexuality and human interaction. On a positive note whenever the narrative focuses on Myshkin it is never dull, whatever he does or says is always of some interest and I was fully invested in his fate. On his return to Moscow he finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth and become involved in a love triangle.

The women think they are in a story about seduction, rape, proposals, money and marriage, like most novels in the realm of the passions and economic forces. It is not so much that doetoievski doesn’t notice or can’t defend the harm done to himself but rather he prefers to suffer himself rather than bring on others – even if others are sinister in their ways.

They seem to be overloaded with stoppered sexual energy. I am not a particularly patient or even discerning reader but I consider the time reading this book well spent. He is someone who has thought deeply about human nature, morality and spirituality, and is capable of expressing those thoughts with great clarity.

Myshkin is aloof and uninterested. Ddostoievski added it Oct 04,