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Unformatted text preview: of society. Dostoevsky does not like the equation, nor does he like the crystal palace, which he despises because of what it has come to represent. As a Russian nationalist and a romantic realist author, Dostoevsky has come to dislike his fellow Russians like Chernevshevksy who are conforming to the western way of life. Dostoevsky does not like the crystal palace for two reasons; he does not like the west, and he does not like anything as transparent as the palace. While discussing it Dostoevsky mentions that the palace is a chicken coup, where everybody is conforming to one way of life, and he cannot stand for that. By banging his head against the symbolic wall of truth, power, and logic, Dostoevsky believes that there must be another solution than the easy and obvious solutions that society has come up with....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 120 taught by Professor Koshar during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin.
- Fall '07