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He describes the beheading of John the Baptist; looking for details of his face in that still and eternal second before his execution. View all 30 comments.

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And in return these people, Rogozhin in particular, have more capability than the rest of the society to understand him. This is not a seamless great read. I started reading this novel last year.

If I could see in Myshkin a person who is on the autistic spectrum, I would feel dostoidvski for him and be frustrated that his community is not capable viodor helping him communicate according to his abilities.

I write reviews to capture how I feel about a specific novel at a particular place and time in my life.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

He studies Holbein’s grotesque ‘The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb’ with a patient, detailed eye that at once appears to capture the whole life and death of Christ. Myshkin is aloof and uninterested. Because Russia, to which Dostoyevsky devotes some choice paragraphs, is too jaded for people like him — too corrupt and too, well, Russian.

Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. Dostoyovesky has written a stunning story that evoked so many emotions in me.

In the end the book fell heavily from my hands and I woke. Dostoevsky is able to use Prince Myshkin’s spiritual intelligence and Rogozhin’s passion to illuminate the main problems and idocyncrasies of Russian society.


Despite its great entertainment value and dostoievskk the outbursts from its characters, very real emotional boundaries are pushed in very natural, all encompassing ways. A third reason for which he attracts attention is dostievski. Open Preview See a Problem?

View all 43 comments. 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 idioa. So instead of the critique of modern society, nihilism, rationalism, and his analysis of the decline of religion being in the forefront, these themes are peripheral, which I think is a shame.

Why disappear and make way for others when we might remain in advance and be the leaders? The novel examines the consequences of placing such a unique individual at the centre of the conflicts, desires, passions and egoism of worldly society, both for the man himself and for those with whom he becomes involved. My sole problem is the character of Myshkin. Trivia About The Idiot.

El idiota / The Idiot

The only problem is that this is only half the book. If you try to insult or hurt him; he would feel sorry for circumstances that made you do so; and let you cheat him.

Are there countries in the world which are more likely to produce depressing literature than others? Between the years and he served as editor of the monthly periodical Timewhich was later suppressed because of an article on the Polish uprising.

Things get complicated when he proposes her and she rejects him for Rogozhin, who is also madly in love with her. Throughout the narrative, he generally tries to be nice to everybody, to his own detriment and even those he tries to be nice to!


On getting drawn into a crime committed by a man mad in every sense, crazy and angry, his epilepsy degenerates into a mental illness so deep he crosses over into another land.

When does the book start to get really interesting? The Idiot is a remarkable literary feat; a true accomplishment.

Somerset Maugham, A Writer’s Notebook Prince Myshkin, this novel’s protagonist, immediately came to mind when I recently heard the phrase “a prince among men,” well after having read this a few years back. Immutable, transcendent ideas about which Russian writers always grapple.

Would they have been won over We tend to view innocence as an uplifting cleansing virtue. What do these questions have in common? But he is only beautiful because he is ridiculous at the same time. Only criminals fiodod ignorant peasants invoke the name of Christ in the novel.

Grayling, is “one of the most excoriating, compelling and remarkable books ever written; and without question one of the greatest. It literally falls between ‘Crime and Punishment’ and xostoievski Karamazov’; failing to achieve the simple greatness of ‘Crime and Punishment’ and the complex greatness of ‘Brothers Karamazov’.