Dmitri is considered to be a sensualistmuch like his father, spending large amounts of money on nights filled with champagne, women, and whatever entertainment and stimulation money can buy. Dmitri is brought into contact with his family when he finds himself in need of his inheritance, which he believes is being withheld by his father. He was engaged to be married to Katerina Ivanovna, but breaks that off after falling in love with Grushenka.
The event of his life[ change change source ] In his 20s he joined a group of radicals in St Petersburg They were into French socialist ideas. A police agent reported the group to the authorities.
On 22 AprilDostoyevsky was arrested and imprisoned with the other members. After months of questioning and investigation they were tried.
They were found guilty of planning to distribute subversive propaganda and condemned to death by firing squad. A year later he was back in St Petersburg.
The experience had cost him ten years of his life. It is the root of all his writing. He was particularly scornful of the ideas he found in St Petersburg when he returned from his decade of Siberian exile.
The new generation of Russian intellectuals was gripped by European theories and philosophies [which] were melded together into a peculiarly Russian combination that came to be called ' nihilism ' ".
In prison, he focused intensely on the figure of Christ and on the New Testamentthe only book allowed in prison.
He also wrote that "even if someone were to prove to me that the truth lay outside Christ, I should choose to remain with Christ rather than with the truth". According to Townsend, "Dostoevsky almost seemed to embrace an in-this-life purgatory ", in which people suffer to pay for their sins, rather than the Christian doctrine of salvation through Christ.
Very often, he wrote about characters who live in poor conditions. Those characters are sometimes in extreme states of mind. They might show both a strange grasp of human psychology as well as good analyses of the politicalsocial and spiritual states of Russia of Dostoevsky's time.
Many of his best-known works are prophetic. Demons[ change change source ] His attack on nihilism is in his great novel Demons, or The Possessed.
Published init is a "dark comedycruelly funny in its depiction of high-minded intellectuals toying with revolutionary notions without understanding anything of what revolution means in practice".
A former teacher of divinity turned terroristSergei Nechaevhad written a pamphlet, The Catechism of a Revolutionary, which argued that any means including blackmail and murder could be used to advance the cause of revolution.
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Crime and Punishment () The best way to get acquainted with Dostoyevsky is by reading Crime and Punishment. One of the best-known books by the author, as well as a must-read for all Russian kids at school, this one is truly a classic.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in full Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky, Dostoyevsky also spelled Dostoevsky, (born November 11 [October 30, Old Style], , Moscow, Russia—died February 9 [January 28, Old Style], , St.
Petersburg), Russian novelist and short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the darkest recesses of the human heart, together with his unsurpassed moments of illumination, had .
The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Бра́тья Карама́зовы, Brat'ya Karamazovy, pronounced [ˈbratʲjə kərɐˈmazəvɨ]), also translated as The Karamazov Brothers, is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor benjaminpohle.comvsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian .
In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky fuses the personality of his main character, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, with his new anti-radical ideological themes. The main plot involves a murder as the result of "ideological intoxication," and depicts all the disastrous moral and psychical consequences that result from the murder.
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