Notes from the Underground Essay | The Underground Man's Desire for Misery

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The Underground Man's Desire for Misery

Summary: How would the Hero of Dostoevky's Notes from underground react if put in the position of Kafka's Joseph K. in The Trial?
Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground depicts a man who is deeply rooted in a lifestyle of misanthropy and bitterness. He is highly governed by his own burdensome philosophies. The Underground Man (as he will subsequently be referred) lives by the precedent of his own conceptions on how life should be lived. His understanding of the way people should interact socially and how individuals should be engaged emotionally has been thought through thoroughly. He is highly contradictory in his rationalization of his own practices, but appears to rather revile in his own self-pity. The Underground man has a penchant for feeling sorry for himself and rather than take part in society naturally, he forcibly places himself in encounters that will undoubtedly cause him angst or bodily harm. If he were to find himself in the position of Joseph K. in Kafka's The Trial, he would likely...

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