The Parallel of Alexandra’s Letter: Analyzing Netochka Nezvanova

In the unfinished novel Netochka Nezvanova, Fyodor Dostoevsky portrays Alexandra’s letter from her former lover S.O. as a parallel for little Netochka and Katya’s relationship/friendship. It is perhaps nclear what a 19th century Russian author intended by this arrangement; nonetheless, this relationship whether romantic or not is seen similar to the relationship of Alexandra and … Read moreThe Parallel of Alexandra’s Letter: Analyzing Netochka Nezvanova

Choice in Dostoevsky’s Dream of a Ridiculous Man

When Albert Camus wrote The Myth of Sisyphus [1], he demonstrated the absurdity of human existence in the indifferent universe with the ridiculous task of pushing a rock up a hill an infinite number of times. Every time Sisyphus pushed the rock to the top of the hill, it only rolled back down for him … Read moreChoice in Dostoevsky’s Dream of a Ridiculous Man

“The Peasant Marey” as an Unofficial Epilogue to The House of the Dead

“The Peasant Marey”, although written fifteen years after the publication of The House of the Dead, is a short story developed by Fyodor Dostoevsky from the same autobiographical experience: his imprisonment in Siberia. The story has an unnamed narrator, whose style and point-of-view resemble that of Goryanchikov, Dostoevsky’s fictional surrogate in The House of the … Read more“The Peasant Marey” as an Unofficial Epilogue to The House of the Dead