Идіотъ The Idiot…remarks from an idiot

Fyodor Dostoevsky, as this gal understands, is no fool.

I read The Idiot in highschool, for personal ed as opposed to curriculum and yes, it was because I wanted to impress myself by reading Russian lit unguided. And yes, referencing this on AP exams 15 yrs ago was conducive to high scores.

However, I was spared the light~gel of literary criticism in my reading of The Idiot.

It was only later I heard I heard this novel was widely allegeded to be a mere allegory for Christ.

Screw that. Dostoevsky knew better.

So did Augustine.

See it and them another way.

Author: writtencasey

I am fascinated by the scientific endeavor and I read about or engage with those processes as much as possible. I am a compulsive reader and writer. With a background in anthropology and as an arm-chair/backyard scientist, I hope to improve my writing skills and learn about any areas of weakness or misunderstanding in my analytic skills. I am excited to share. Thank you for spending time here. Please reach out if you are so inclined. I'd be excited to hear from you.

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