This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myskin - The protagonist, the Idiot of the title, suffers from epilepsy and has spent time in a hospital, resulting in little knowledge of the outside world. This character displays such openness with people, it prompts laughter in disbelief. This character's trust of people and ability to forgive paint the character as Christ-like. While the character is recovering from a seizure, a variety of people visit him asking for money and advice. The protagonist is always willing to help, resulting in disaster.
Few friends value this character, merely...
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