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The Idiot

The Idiot

  

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Idiot: Themes (for the most part) True or False

1. What does the portrayal of Myshkin as a "Christ Figure" with no supernatural or divine powers reveal? -> The divinity of Christ
2. What makes Myshkin's capacity for love unique? -> His love is individualized.
3. What role does suffering play in The Idiot? -> It is meaningless.
4. How important are society and class in The Idiot? -> They are primary concerns
5. How does Myshkin's innocence change throughout the novel? -> It starts off okay and then dooms him to be a complete failure.

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