The Double Topics for Discussion

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How much do you think Golyadkin's double is a reflection of Golyadkin's less desirable qualities?

How much do you think Golyadkin's double contributes to Golyadkin's downfall? Do you think his reaction was more fear or nastiness?

What do you think Klara's role is in the story?

Dostoevsky shows everything through the point of view of Golyadkin. How does this work to keep the story's tension and work towards the tragic twist?

In what ways does the novel's structure reflect Golyadkin's descent into madness?

Why do you think the story's characters treat Golyadkin so badly? Do they know he is ill?

In what way does Dostoevsky link dreams, the subconscious and mental illness?

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