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The Idiot

The Idiot


by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Idiot: Analysis Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Idiot? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How important are landscapes in the setting?

Detailed descriptions of landscapes play a central role.
Landscapes aren't that important; it's more about the close-up.
They reveal the true spirit of the characters.
Dostoevsky hates trees. Duh.
Q. What brings about the tragedies of The Idiot?

Some fatal aspect of a character that just cannot get along with the rest of the world.
Natural disasters.
The relationships between those in power and those not in power.
Q. How can you characterize the tone of The Idiot?

Fun and frivolous
Amplified and broadcast at top volume
Q. How would you characterize the writing style of The Idiot?