Great Short Works - Book 1, The Short Stories : Chapter 10, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, The Short Stories : Chapter 10, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man Summary

This story came out in 1878. The narrative begins from the first person fictional perspective. The man discusses the reality of his being "ridiculous." He explains that everyone has known this for a long time. People have been known to laugh at him openly for this. He explains however, that the real truth, the kernel of it that everyone needs to know but doesn't, is that he knows this better than all of the others. After informing the readers of his ridiculous condition, he then proceeds to describe his suicide plot and how he has left off from following through on this plan for two months. Were it plans for most other proceedings, readers, one would view it negatively. However, this is Dostoevsky showing...

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