MY FAVORITE D😍STOEVSKY CHARACTERS
I have invested much time & thought into the writings Dostoevsky & I watched myself fall in love with his darkness through these beautiful, intense & sometimes maddening characters.
- •Prince MyshkinThe Idiot. A man of the purest heart & soul the world could ever meet. Such a gentle soul thrown into a cruel society & we saw how his mind became corrupted & tortured. The last chapter is heartbreaking & genuinely makes you wonder, maybe this is best for our sweet idiot... this is the book that made me want to change my life.
- •Dmitri KaramazovBrothers Karamazov. The ultimate sensualist with the darkest, hottest blood pumping in his body, will do anything for that fleeting bliss. 'All we Karamazovs are insects... that insect lives in you, too, and will stir up a tempest in your blood.'
- •SvidrigailovCrime & Punishment. Deeply tormented & lost. A man with few options & fewer hopes. The scene of his dream with the mouse stuck with me for a very long time.
- •Nastasya FillipovnaThe Idiot. A beautiful beast of a woman. Abuse made her soul turn to stone & she hated everyone for it.
- •IppolitThe idiot. Possibly my all time favorite nihilist, ever. Thoughtful young man who refuses to waste away, but has a disparaging fate after all.
- •Kolya KrassotkinBrothers Karamazov. Almost a sociopath when we first meet him, watching him soften with Alyosha's friendship & influence was a beautiful thing to read, yet he still remained badass & fun.
- •RazumihinCrime and Punishment. The best friend you could ever ask for. Helpful & charismatic, he made everything better.
- •SmerdyakovBrothers Karamazov. Maybe the dreariest character Dostoyevsky has written. his scene with Ivan is haunting & the pride he showed was terrifying.
- •La BaboulinkaThe Gambler. Feisty old woman who brought so much life to this short story.
- •The Old Woman and The OnionBrothers Karamazov. A parable told by the jezebel Grushenka about greed & selfishness. A heavy little story about how terrible humanity is. I woke up with this on my mind once & it stained my thoughts all day, for the better.