The essays are ideal for those taking examinations in English Literature. The only things that the members of this family share are a nameand the 'Karamazov curse,' a legacy of base impulses and voluptuous lust. References to this tendency towards immorality are sprinkled heavily throughoutthe novel; phrases such as 'a brazen brow and a Karamazov conscience,''voluptuary streak,' and 'Karamazovian baseness' abound.
From there he was assigned to a Moscow hospital, where he served as military doctor, and inhe was appointed a senior physician. In he married Maria Nechayeva.
The following year, he took up a post at the Mariinsky Hospital for the poor. Varvara —Andrei —Lyubov born and diedVera —Nikolai — and Aleksandra — Mikhail Dostoevsky and Maria Dostoevskaya born Nechayeva.
He was raised in the family home in the grounds of the Mariinsky Hospital for the Poor, which was in a lower class district on the edges of Moscow.
From the age of three, he was reading heroic sagas, fairy tales and legends by his nanny, Alena Frolovna, an especially influential figure in his upbringing and love for fictional stories. His parents introduced him to a wide range of literature, including Russian writers KaramzinPushkin and Derzhavin ; Gothic fiction such as Ann Radcliffe ; romantic works by Schiller and Goethe ; heroic tales by Cervantes and Walter Scott ; and Homer 's epics.
When a nine-year-old girl had been raped by a drunk, he was asked to fetch his father to attend to her. The incident haunted him, and the theme of the desire of a mature man for a young girl appears in The Devils, The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, and other writings. He was described as a pale, introverted dreamer and an over-excitable romantic.
Dostoevsky felt out of place among his aristocratic classmates at the Moscow school, and the experience was later reflected in some of his works, notably The Adolescent. The previous May, his parents had sent Dostoevsky and his brother Mikhail to St Petersburg to attend the free Nikolayev Military Engineering Instituteforcing the brothers to abandon their academic studies for military careers.
Dostoevsky entered the academy in Januarybut only with the help of family members. Mikhail was refused admission on health grounds and was sent to the Academy in RevalEstonia.
As his friend Konstantin Trutovsky once said, "There was no student in the entire institution with less of a military bearing than F. He moved clumsily and jerkily; his uniform hung awkwardly on him; and his knapsack, shako and rifle all looked like some sort of fetter he had been forced to wear for a time and which lay heavily on him.
Although he was solitary and inhabited his own literary world, he was respected by his classmates. His reclusiveness and interest in religion earned him the nickname "Monk Photius ". His father's official cause of death was an apoplectic stroke, but a neighbour, Pavel Khotiaintsev, accused the father's serfs of murder.
Had the serfs been found guilty and sent to SiberiaKhotiaintsev would have been in a position to buy the vacated land. The serfs were acquitted in a trial in Tulabut Dostoevsky's brother Andrei perpetuated the story.
He visited Mikhail in Reval, and frequently attended concerts, operas, plays and ballets.
During this time, two of his friends introduced him to gambling. Rizenkampf, a friend of Mikhail. Rizenkampf characterised him as "no less good-natured and no less courteous than his brother, but when not in a good mood he often looked at everything through dark glasses, became vexed, forgot good manners, and sometimes was carried away to the point of abusiveness and loss of self-awareness".
None were successful, and his financial difficulties led him to write a novel. His friend Dmitry Grigorovichwith whom he was sharing an apartment at the time, took the manuscript to the poet Nikolay Nekrasovwho in turn showed it to the renowned and influential literary critic Vissarion Belinsky.
Belinsky described it as Russia's first " social novel ". Shortly thereafter, he wrote his second novel, The Doublewhich appeared in the journal Notes of the Fatherland on 30 Januarybefore being published in February.
Around the same time, Dostoevsky discovered socialism through the writings of French thinkers FourierCabetProudhon and Saint-Simon. Through his relationship with Belinsky he expanded his knowledge of the philosophy of socialism.
He was attracted to its logic, its sense of justice and its preoccupation with the destitute and the disadvantaged.
However, his relationship with Belinsky became increasingly strained as Belinsky's atheism and dislike of religion clashed with Dostoevsky's Russian Orthodox beliefs.
Dostoevsky eventually parted with him and his associates. From to he released several short stories in the magazine Annals of the Fatherland, including " Mr. These stories were unsuccessful, leaving Dostoevsky once more in financial trouble, so he joined the utopian socialist Betekov circle, a tightly knit community which helped him to survive.
When the circle dissolved, Dostoevsky befriended Apollon Maykov and his brother Valerian. Inon the recommendation of the poet Aleksey Pleshcheyev he joined the Petrashevsky Circlefounded by Mikhail Petrashevskywho had proposed social reforms in Russia. Mikhail Bakunin once wrote to Alexander Herzen that the group was "the most innocent and harmless company" and its members were "systematic opponents of all revolutionary goals and means".
Dostoevsky never attempted to complete it. Dostoevsky was accused of reading works by Belinsky, including the banned Letter to Gogol,  and of circulating copies of these and other works.CHARACTERIZATION The main characters of Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov "family," if it can indeed be called such.
The only things that the members of this family share are a name and the "Karamazov curse," a legacy of base impulses and voluptuous lust. CHARACTERIZATION The main characters of DostoevskyÕs novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov Òfamily,Ó if it can indeed be called such.
The only things that the members of this family share are a name and the ÒKaramazov curse,Ó a legacy of base impulses and voluptuous lust. Character Analysis Ivan Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List Ivan's basic nature is defined early in the novel when he is depicted as being a very independent child.
The Brothers Karamazov study guide contains a biography of Fyodor Dostoevsky, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
About The Brothers Karamazov. CHARACTERIZATION The main characters of DostoevskyÕs novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov Òfamily,Ó if it can indeed be called such. The only things that the members of this family share are a name and the ÒKaramazov curse,Ó a legacy of base.
The main characters of Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov "family," if it can indeed be called such. The only things that the members of this family share are a name and the "Karamazov curse," a legacy of ba.