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Myshkin, on the other hand, is able to understand others, sympathize with them, and see through them the way they themselves cannot.

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The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. There are so many plots and subplots, boatloads of characters with incredibly long names, complex motivations, and dialogue that is sometimes interminable. They would have wanted to shut her up. It’s realism with a dose of Romanticism with a capital R, and it works.

El idiota / The Idiot

I have yet to idioya a Russian novel which ends well for all the protagonists. By the time of The Brothers KaramazovDostoyevsky was recognized in his own country as one of its great writers. By and large, the characters are well drawn, and if many of them are either unsympathetic or a tad capricious, so be it. Instead of putting his always arresting philosophical speeches into the mouths of major characters, several minor characters butt into the story in order to deliver lengthy and, from the perspective of the story, rather pointless harangues that are promptly swept to the side.

Dostoyevsky returned to St.

Return to Book Page. In this Dostoevesky is recreating his own near execution and the horror and magnificence that death or a near death in Dostoevsky’s case brings to a person’s fragile, beautiful and flawed life.


Other than the tangents, though, Dostoyevsky is a superb writer, and The Idiot is as fine an example of classic Russian literature as you’re likely to find anywhere provided you like long dialogue and slightly mad characters. Which leads me to my last comment on the character of Myshkin, who repeatedly was compared to Don Quixote in the novel. Shortly after the death of his mother in he was sent to St.

He was nearly beginning to reproach himself for his laughter, but at once realised that he foidor nothing to reproach himself with, since he had an infinite pity for the general.

Books by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He is the very definition of an idiot, he never, ever learns and what intelligence he has he doesn’t put to working out the truth of a situation and what he should do to benefit himself. While I liked the characters I felt the book and especially the first pages was awkward and sluggish.

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The inexperienced prince, also dostoievvski Nastasya a kept woman he sees soon after, the best looking female in the country. It took me five months and four days to finish this book, I think I took longer reading War and Peace but that is a longer book.

His reaction is outrageous: Then he went to see his distant relatives General and meet family. As if Myshkin had any right to claim superiority!

I tend to applaud writers who can tell an amazing story in fiodod pages to those in need of a tome to tell a mediocre story I read The Idiot as my quarterly classic challenge and had hoped for the experience I has this time last year while reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

It seems that Dostoyevsky vaguely wanted to write a genuine burlesque, with a witless protagonist suffering misadventure after misadventure in the real world. My sole problem is the character of Myshkin. I stretched my mind, my cognitive abilities, each time against a wall.

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That year he joined a group of utopian socialists. He always falls for the next plot, the next plan, the next person with a glint in their eye for how they can use him to further their own ends. Yet despite all the exclamation points and the excessively passionate characters — who all seem to speak with great clarity, with penetrating philosophical insight — Dostoevsky novels still feel very real to me.

So many times I felt so angry when people called him mad, fool, idiot, because they failed to see the beautiful heart that the Prince had. I have been trying to fill this review box ever since I finished this book. Understandably so in this novel. Nov 16, Foad rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is a religious fanatic, whose conviction is so narrow-minded that he hates other variations of Christian dogma even more than atheists: He was a polite and amiable fellow, sure.

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In Dostoyevsky married Maria Isaev, a year old widow. The message is in the idea. About the different ddostoievski in which people love each other.

As a novel I adored it. What about the less well cerebrally endowed individuals like yours truly? Udiota I could see in Myshkin a person who is on the autistic spectrum, I would feel compassion for him and be frustrated that his community is not capable of helping him communicate according to his abilities.