[Prokofievna said,] "[Burdovsky] declares that your humbug of a landlord revised this gentleman's article—the article that was read aloud just now—in which you got such a charming dressing-down." […]
"Absolutely, your excellency," said Lebedev, without the least hesitation.
Mrs. Epanchin almost sprang up in amazement at his answer, and at the assurance of his tone.
"He actually seems to boast of it!" she cried. […]
"The prince will forgive me!" said Lebedev with emotional conviction. […]
Lizabeta Prokofievna was about to rise, when she saw Ippolit laughing, and turned upon him with irritation. "Well, sir, I suppose you wanted to make me look ridiculous?"
"Heaven forbid!" he answered, with a forced smile. "But I am more than ever struck by your eccentricity, Lizabeta Prokofievna. I admit that I told you of Lebedev's duplicity, on purpose. I knew the effect it would have on you,—on you alone, for the prince will forgive him. He has probably forgiven him already, and is racking his brains to find some excuse for him—is not that the truth, prince?" (2.10.10-30)
Wow, Myshkin really would be completely infuriating to know, what with his immediate and totally baseless forgiveness of pretty much anyone for pretty much anything. Doesn't forgiveness kinda lose its value when someone just hands it out willy-nilly to everyone? If he's willing to forgive those who are clearly crooks and scumbags, then what does it matter that he can look at Nastasya and forgive her as well? Doesn't this kind of put her on the same level as the low-lifes?