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Notes from Underground Notes He is seen as an antihero Dostoevsky is considered one of the leading Russian authors in the 19th century Russia is the largest land mass in Europe but it is also part of Asia A little bit of Turkey is in Europe but the majority is in Asia Russia sleeping giant 0 ruled by a king tsar Russian emperor Diving Right of the King King as the absolute monarch God s will on earth etc Russia was still largely a futile economy or an agrarian economy landbased 0 had its own system of serfdom 0 better treatment than typical slaves but still owned by someone Industrial capitalism came late to Russia Moscow official capital of Russia 0 location of tsar old aristocracy etc St Petersburg changed to Leningrad under communism Slavophils group of people who loved Russia and saw the country s nature as having a spiritual electness 0 love of all things Slavicquot o Slavs ethnicity of the Russian people Dostoevsky emerged as a writer in the 18405 0 Westernizer o Utopian socialism I preMarxist form I involved with the communes in the 19605 ex collective farms in Israel I agrarian way of life where people share jobs equally I ex Brooke Farm in Massachusetts I Western idea that started in France 0 writings were filled with social commentary In part two of this book the Underground Man became underground Dostoevsky s group got arrested and condemned to execution by the tsar s secret police force that infiltrated westernized groups 0 last half of the 13 including Dostoevsky got sent to a labor camp instead I Dostoevsky did an intellectual 180 and changed his position there I He rails against western ideas the Enlightenment I Reason itself is unreason I He chooses madness over the laws of nature For the underground man reason has become a form of madness Book perfectly marries style and content Dostoevsky was epileptic and had visions cosmic harmony heavenly amp apocalyptic horror out of Revelation
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