Notes From Underground Dostoyevsky

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In his novel, Notes From Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky argues that intellectual men cannot help but to become mice. He supports his claim by exclaiming “men of action are stupid” mistaking revenge for justice. He claims that intelligent men understand that retaliation will only end in remorse. Dostoyevsky claims that he never truly was nasty and mean, because he knew his behavior was erroneous. He claims his intelligence is an affliction. He longs to be slapped in order to spend the rest of his life strategizing revenge, although he will never perform the narrative. Dostoyevsky urges readers to question the validity of an impenetrable wall. Dostoyevsky seems to be creating excuses for not making choices. He calls men of action stupid
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