Fyodor Dostoevsky Accomplishments

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It is not often that an ex-convict can manage to become a successful writer due to his poor decisions in his past. Despite his past, Fyodor Dostoevsky is considered one of the greatest authors of his time. Dostoevsky’s tales originate from his long, eight year journey in a Russian prison camp. Because of his time in prison, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novels connect with his own personal events that create intriguing stories. Along with Fyodor Dostoevsky’s time in prison, he managed to live a poor life but still became a successful author.
Fyodor Dostoevsky was born into poverty on November 11, 1821 in Moscow Russia. His family was extremely religious and middle-class ("Fyodor Dostoevsky"). His father was a strict, retired military surgeon and worked at the Mariinsky Hospital for the poor as a doctor in Moscow. He was a rigid, suspicious, stern man. His mother was the opposite of his father; a kind cultured woman. He had one brother named Mikhail and he collaborated in publishing a journal, “Time” together. They also wrote many fictional work together ("Dostoyevsky, Fyodor."). His mother died 2 years after he enrolled into a private school and his father and brother murdered. He …show more content…

In 1838, he enrolled in the St. Petersburg Military Engineering School and was unprepared for an academic life. Fyodor started to enjoy literature in his youth. He briefly worked as an engineer before becoming a writer and pursued a writing career the rest of his life ("Fyodor Dostoevski"). To help with some of his writings, he joined the Petrashevsky Circle, a group of social realists that would discuss political issues. This interested him because of the cruelties of serfdom in his early life with his father and brother. He did not like the circle so he joined the Speshnev secret revolutionary society which lead to his arrest ("Dostoevsky and Autobiography --

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