Fyodor dostoevsky

Sort By:
Page 1 of 42 - About 417 essays
  • Good Essays

    Fyodor Dostoevsky Motifs

    • 1281 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Fyodor Dostoevsky is a Russian author who writes novels that revolve around psychology. He demonstrates his ability to communicate with the reader by applying his in-depth knowledge and analyzing human behavior of people. By expanding his knowledge into different works he provides a mean for the public to understand psychology at works of literature. For example, in Crime and Punishment. Dostoevsky, uses motifs to help illuminate the action of characters. Dostoevsky uses the motif of money in an

    • 1281 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Fyodor Dostoevsky was a Russian author and philosopher in the mid to late 19th century. Dostoevsky's works is has gained praise from his works such as The Idiot as well as Crime and Punishment.Authors all over the world write fiction, yet this fiction can be traced back to the writer’s own personal experiences and Fyodor Dostoevsky is no exception, as is seen clearly in his book Crime and Punishment. Born in Moscow, Russia in 1821, Fyodor Dostoevsky was one of eight children. His life in Russia

    • 1046 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Life: How Fyodor Dostoevsky Uses Characterization to Show the Need For Christ in a World Full of Ideas” “Ideas are more powerful than guns”-Joseph Stalin. An idea can inspire great acts. But an idea can also rationalize great evil. Fyodor Dostoevsky knew firsthand the power and danger of ideas when his father was killed by the family serfs in a murder with overtures of utilitarianism and other ideas floating around Russia at the time. In the shadows of these tumultuous times Dostoevsky looked to

    • 1549 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, the multi-faceted, philosophical, and profoundly influential author of the late 19th century deserves representation in the world literary canon. His work is significant to the entirety of world literature for utilizing a unique writing style to explore existentialism, religion, and autonomy. Background Born on October 3, 1821 in Moscow, Russia, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky’s life was overshadowed by a harsh police state atmosphere after a revolutionary group tried to topple

    • 847 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Great Divide In Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Raskolnikov faces a split in his con-science. Despite his attempts to achieve and maintain rational self interest, Raskolnikov finds it impossible to escape his own human nature. Throughout the course of the novel, Raskolnikov becomes divided between modernity and morality, and is continuously pulled back towards hu-man nature. From the start, Raskolnikov portrayed clearly that he was not like other people from his time. Raskolnikov

    • 881 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Crime and Punishment, written by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky; is a philosophical crime fiction novel. The story is very powerful in that it goes beyond the book and into the lives of the audience; making the audience feel some type of relation between themselves and the story. Dostoevsky was brilliant in creating a fictional world where the characters seem to be found within the audience, transitioning from a fictional story to a self-help book. He employes many life lessons in the story, which

    • 1025 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Better Essays

    individual. In this essay, I will explore the idea of how accountable and intensely criticized or praised one person should be for their choices that follow such constricted conditions. I will be studying characters from The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, characters such as Alyosha who is said to be good by nature and Dimitry who is impulsive and emotional and naturally acts before he thinks. I argue that if against all odds of nature and uncontrollable circumstance one turns good, by definition

    • 1444 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Better Essays

    Ixchel Gonzalez Period 3 Book Report December 14, 2015 Crime and Punishment I Crime and Punishment was written by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The book was published on 1866 in Russia but then published in English on 1917. The genre of the book is philosophical fiction. II The book Crime and Punishment takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia on 1866 to 1867. The setting is important to the story because it gives the story an unique identity. The setting helps start the story

    • 1828 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    the nation. This had a huge influence on the populace of St. Petersburg and the multitudes of Russian youth. Certain Russians such as Fyodor Dostoevsky were concerned by the lack of faith that was resulting from these movements. The fear was that people were being disconnected from God and that the country would become corrupt. As a result of these fears, Dostoevsky produced his famous work Crime and Punishment and integrated the extremely significant roles of water and color to show his theme that

    • 1363 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Violence by definition is “the behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone”. Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment centers around violence and how it was exhibited throughout the novel. Specifically, the violence that occurs in the first part of the novel. In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky centers the novel around the main character, Raskolnikov, from beginning to end. He strongly hints at the thought of violence before it even occurs in the opening scenes. His

    • 880 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
Previous
Page12345678942