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He believes every person, trusts all, feels the pain of the suffering unfortunates, thus has no common sense. Refresh and try again.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And the “poor”, those asking for a little help, how can he refuse?

And what if he is not an idiot? Throughout the narrative, he generally tries to be nice to everybody, to his own detriment and even those he tries to be nice to! Three, to continue you must turn east or west. How do I summarize a novel like this in one paragraph? Yet I was not at all impressed with Prince Myshkin. The title wasn’t any kind of irony, it was about an idiot.

Atheism only preaches a negation, but Catholicism goes further: See all 20 questions about The Idiot…. A nice hardback edition for my bookshelf and while I don’t regret reading it, it’s iduota one for my favourites shelf. Petersburg, Russia by train, “The Beautiful Man” has too much compassion for this cynical age.

Needless to say, there are those who dismiss him as an inconsequential figure or try to take advantage of him, fioror he also wins over a lot of people with his innate goodness and refusal to think ill of others. View all 30 comments. Don Quixote is generous and open-minded. She was so conflicted with regard to her feelings about the prince and loved him in spite of herself. His first novel, Poor Folk appeared in Dostoyevsky returned to St.

His reaction is outrageous: You ever been in a leadership reaction course, blindfolded, and run into a wall? Myshkin the idiot especially has the capability to understand and care for other socially awkward, rejected, derailed, or insane people, such as Nastassya, Rogozhin, and Hippolite. View all 35 comments. Feb dostoiievski, Katie rated it it was amazing.


View all 31 comments. It not only shows and represents true human complexity, but it births itboth in the inner workings of its passionate characters, and in the overall story. I am not a particularly patient or even discerning reader but I consider the time reading this book well spent. And he goes just like a lamb to the slaughter. They discuss mechanics and perspectives and symbols. You can read why I came to this decision here.

Are there countries in the world which are more likely to produce depressing literature than others? His situation was made even worse by his gambling addiction. Like most of the characters in the book, I took an instant liking to Prince Myshkin, a compassionate, quirky, funny, awkward, and very insightful character; indeed, a man too good for this world.

fl To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is, therefore, incumbent on the reader to look past his demerits—his clunky dialogue, his exaggerated personalities, his slipshod plots—in order to appreciate his peculiar genius, if the reader is to get anything at all out of his works.

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. Yet these shining moments were overshadowed by the many pages of tedium.

The educated people with whom Myshkin mingles are concerned with their own nervous modernity. His mind, his heart were lit up with an extraordinary light; all his agitation, all his doubts, all his worries were as if placated at idkota, resolved in a sort of sublime tranquility, filled with serene, harmonious joy, and hope, filled with reason and ultimate cause.


This is not a seamless great read.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I stretched my mind, my cognitive abilities, each time against a wall. While it’s not as tragic as, say, Crime and Punishmentnearly all of its protagonists come to a sticky end, and as always, they meet plenty of drama and intrigue on their way iciota. We tend to view innocence as an uplifting cleansing virtue.

This book disappointed me. And you suffer so much when others laugh at your inadequacies. What The Idiot bespeaks is something about life that is so real and true that the novel, while ce intense, feels completely unexaggerated.

El idiota / The Idiot

As if to say the ideas in the novel were so august, so pantheon, so divine that their ability to define or make sense of these ideas with terrestrial words resulted, simply, in a spatchcock of human themes. Videos About This Book. Even Raskolnikov, poor, and under supreme stress, was able to spontaneously give his last money to a desperate family to finance a funeral. With difficulties, servants are such doubters and have good reason to be, Myshkin finally gets in the house’s family quarters.

The tragedy of being too good An ideal idiot Most of my favorite characters are either pure evil or complex anti-hero type; the stereotype Mr. The novel examines the consequences of placing such a unique individual at the centre of the conflicts, desires, passions and egoism of worldly dostoievsski, both for the man himself and for those with whom he becomes involved.

I’d give it 4. Was he capable dostoievzki doing any good?