Essays Tagged: "Dostoevsky"

Dostoevsky's "The Gambler " As A Reflection Of Myself. Personal comparison

do you most readily identify? Why?The literary character that I most readily identify with would be Dostoevsky's Alexei, The Gambler. I can relate to him because like me, he is a man of many passions. ... was not her but gambling.Whenever I read this story, I think of how much this character that Fyodor Dostoevsky created is similar, in a lot of ways, to myself. I find myself the object of addictions i ...

(3 pages) 72 0 2.3 Mar/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Crime at Compiegne

Joan of Arc as relates to Dostoevsky's "extraordinary man theory"Proving herself to be a good deal more than ordinary, Jeanne ... crimes and eventual triumph of this most amazing young woman are better understood when applied to Dostoevsky's 'extraordinary man' theory.Dostoevsky's theory, as written in Crime and Punishment, cla ... ch. Jeanne directly disobeyed the king and was responsible for the murder of hundreds of Englishmen.Dostoevsky claims that as an 'extraordinary' woman, that this transgression was her duty, as was the ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.0 May/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Utilitarianism, Principles of Mill's utilitarianism with application to "Crime and Punishment" well-organized and good grip on Mill's theory

thmetic."-RaskolnikovRaskolnikov's mathematical evaluation of the moral dilemma presented to him in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment exemplifies the empirical view of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism a ...

(7 pages) 274 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Characterization of characters in Dostoevsky's novel "The Brothers Karamozov"

The main characters of Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov " ... , the father of the brothers Karamazov, is the embodiment and the source of this immorality. In him Dostoevsky creates such perversity and depravity that one can feel no positive emotions for the man. ... his father grows to be "sincerely fond of him."Alyosha plays the role of the mediator in the novel. Dostoevsky deliberately creates Alyosha as a static character who undergoes few changes, and, theref ...

(12 pages) 81 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative: Smith and Marx's to Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky's view of god and religion.

alvation through an absolute devotion to faith. However, the works of Smith, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Dostoevsky prove that argument to be ridiculous. There is no "in between" stance; only one or the ot ... nd a strict institution to satisfy basic societal needs.Contrary to Smith and Marx, Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky are singularly concerned with internal happiness, as a result of profound faith in God an ...

(3 pages) 61 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

This discusses the duality of the characters in "Crime and Punishment."

To be human is to be full of contradictions. In the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the relationship between a young man that commits a murder and his friends and family is ... tween a young man that commits a murder and his friends and family is explored. The characters that Dostoevsky creates are filled with beautiful contradictions that make them all the more human.The ma ... with beautiful contradictions that make them all the more human.The main character, Raskolnikov, is Dostoevsky's focus for his exploration of duality in character. "Raskol" in Russian means "schism" o ...

(5 pages) 47 0 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The 1st temptation of Jesus as used to defend the inquisitor's argument in Dostoevsky.Freedom vs bread supported by marxism the institutional church the grand inquisitor and the church

us they will gladly give it up for bread. This is clearly evident in people's following of Marxism, Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, and even the institutional church itself.Marxism began as a philosoph ... s denied them. When religion is destroyed people will revolt and all men will unite and be equal.In Dostoevsky's The Grand Inquisitor the argument that men will give up their freedom and reject God fo ...

(7 pages) 68 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Effects of Guilt in Crime and Punishment

every second they live with their burden. The devastating effects of guilt are portrayed vividly in Dostoevsky's fictional but all to real novel Crime and Punishment. In the story, the main character ... ughout. Eventually his own guilt destroys himself and he is forced to confess. Through Raskolnikov, Dostoevsky bestows on the reader how guilt destroys Raskolnikov's physical and mental well being, wh ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) PART#1

FYODOR MIKHAILOVITCH DOSTOEVSKY was born at Moscow on October 30, 1821, the son of a military surgeon. He was educated in ... 1881, brought forth an expression of public feeling such as St. Petersburg had seldom seen. 2Though Dostoevsky did not regard himself as a martyr in his Siberian exile, and, indeed, even seems to have ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What character in World Literature I like most and why: Rodion Raskolnikov in "Crime and Punishment" by F.M. Dostoevsky

Love, what is there behind the biblical words "love your neighbour like yourself"?The novel by F.M. Dostoevsky "Crime and Punishment" and its main character, Rodion Raskolnikov, can righteously be sta ... reatest sacrifice: a human being fell prey not to a murderer but to a conception.One could say that Dostoevsky was thus trying the very human nature, making sure that he himself was capable of such a ...

(3 pages) 1334 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Philosophy In Russian Literature

f literature this conclusion is exemplified by two of the most important books from czarist Russia, Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and Turgenev's Fathers and Sons as compared to the most influentia ... acting, whose will to do or to be was paralyzed by their circuitous rationalizations."(282) However Dostoevsky and Turgenev have different types of negative heroes. In Dostoevsky's writing the negativ ...

(6 pages) 800 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Dostoevskys Storys And How They Relate

Essay Dostoevsky's short stories talk about hope and religion. They cover the spectrum of having no hope o ... vention of "religion". Throughout the story, the narrator talks about the truth of the world. Dostoevsky writes, "Religions were founded to propagate the cult of non-existence and self destructi ... pathetic. Most people see the world in a positive way or in a way they convince themselves is good. Dostoevsky emphasizes that hope is regained by religion, something people make up in order to have h ...

(2 pages) 518 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Thought As Represented In Dostoevsky's "Crime And

iller of a book. Considering the urgency and anxiety of the novel's subject matter and plot, Fyodor Dostoevsky creates a brilliantly conversational internal monologue for Raskolnikov through which the ... ional internal monologue for Raskolnikov through which the reader glimpses the killer's psychology. Dostoevsky wants his audience to feel as if Raskolnikov is engaging them in a tense dialogue: Not mo ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Great Gatsby/Fitzgerald

school in 1932. To raise money for college he worked in automobile parts. After reading a novel by Dostoevsky called The Brothers Karamazov, Arthur knew he wanted to become a writer.In 1934, Miller w ...

(2 pages) 876 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Fyodor Dostoevsky

In Fyodor DostoevskyÕs Notes from Underground the underground man is an extremely complex and challengi ... is composed of several of the dysfunctional qualities that exist in all types of people in society. Dostoevsky created this character, the Òunderground manÓ, in order to expose the short ... , the Òunderground manÓ, in order to expose the shortsightedness of his social circle.Dostoevsky details the underground man with the qualities of receiving pleasure from pain, repressed ...

(6 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Meta-criticism of Crime and Punishment

me and PunishmentIn "Critical Responses to Crime and Punishment", two critics' approaches to Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment are juxtaposed with both favorable and negative opinions on the Ru ... a fierce objection, accusing the author of painting his protagonist, Raskolnikov, as "a madman whom Dostoevsky attempted to portray as typical of the younger generation". Regardless, Pisarev goes on f ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Feb/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Raskolniknov: Complex of Superiority and the Existence of Exceptional Men

uilt can be both mentally and physically consequential. In the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky Raskolnikov, the story's main protagonist, can be psychologically categorized with a comp ... using him to conceal feelings of inferiority with "…notions of superiority" ("Superiority"). Dostoevsky uses Raskolnikov's condition to dispel the notion of exceptional men that subsequently le ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers