Great Short Works Topics for Discussion

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Which of these stories is your favorite?

Do you think it is possibly to accurately judge Dostoevsky as an author when reading his works in translated forms? Why or why not?

Do you think the women were wrong to treat the boy in the story a Little Hero the way they did? Describe what happened; explain why it was wrong. Also tell what was good about it.

Ethically evaluate the pawnbroker in A Gentle Spirit.

Evaluate the morality and development of the young wife in A Gentle Spirit.

Do you think Ivan Andreyitch was really just 'crazy from jealousy?'

Do you think the scented love-letter that fell from the other guests at the theatre which fell upon Ivan Andreyitch's head had anything to do with his wife Glafira?

What are the clearest messages that Dostoevsky seems to be making regarding marital fidelity and infidelity issues?

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