Notes from the Underground essay

Notes from the Underground essay - 1 Kirsten Chen Mr....

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Kirsten Chen Mr. Terlecsky AP English Literature 4 December 2006 Notes from Underground Question 3: 2005 So immersed in his own continual disgust at the consciousness with which he performs his daily activities, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s protagonist in Notes from Underground represents a bitter inner struggle for identity and importance in life. Weighed down by the most constraining chains of all, those of self-torment, the Underground Man possesses an internal hysteria so full of contradiction and ridicule that he works himself into a frenzied incoherence. The seemingly nonsensical prattle derived from the Underground Man’s inability to cope with his societal conformity soon drives him to the edge of all reason, where society, life, and moral are all questioned. As early as his days spent educated at high school, the Underground Man, even then, experienced an anguish of the norm for many students; unlike others who were able to grow and develop to the so-called reason and sense of the world, the Underground man
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