First published in , Humiliated and Insulted plunges the reader into a By: Fyodor Dostoevsky Translator: Ignat Avsey Media of Humiliated and Insulted. The Insulted and the Injured. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. Prince Alexey, aka Alyosha, the son of Prince Valkovsky is a naïve but loveable young man who is easily manipulated by his father. Alyosha.
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Humiliated and Insulted Russian: Narrated by a young author, Vanya, who inslted just released his first novel which bears an obvious resemblance to Dostoevsky’s own first novel, Poor Folkit consists of two gradually converging subplots. One deals with Vanya’s close friend and former love object, Natasha, who has left her family to live with her new lover, Alyosha. Alyosha is the saintly but dimwitted son of Prince Valkovsky, who hopes to gain financially by doatoevsky Alyosha off to an heiress, Katya.
Valkovsky’s cruel machinations to break up Alyosha and Natasha make him one of the most memorable “predatory types” like Stavrogin in The Possessed that Dostoevsky created. The other branch of the plot deals with the approximately year-old orphan Nellie, whom Vanya saves dowtoevsky an abusive household by taking her into his apartment, and whose deceased mother’s story in some ways parallels that of Natasha.
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It’s unusual to see a well-developed character as young as Nellie in a Dostoevsky novel, but Nellie may be one of his most moving creations, and she in particular shows the influence of Dickens Dostoevsky is known to have read Dickens during the Siberian exile; this novel was conceived near the end of this exile.
One of the most important themes throughout Dostoevsky’s work is the expiative value of suffering, and The Insulted and Injured, with its tragically moving plot and characters, develops that theme. Natasha leaves her parents’ home and runs away with Alyosha prince Alexey — the son of Prince Valkovsky. As a result of his pain, her father, Nikolai, curses her. The only friend that remains by Natasha’s side is Ivan — her childhood friend who is deeply in love with her, and whom Natasha has rejected despite their being engaged.
Prince Valkovsky tries to destroy Alyosha’s plans to marry Natasha, and wants to dostoeveky him marry the rich princess Katerina. Following his father’s plan, Alyosha falls in love with Katerina, but still loves Natasha.
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He is constantly torn between these two women, too indecisive and infatuated with both to make a decision. Eventually, Natasha sacrifices her own feelings and withdraws in order for Alyosha to choose Katerina.
Meanwhile, Ivan rescues an orphan girl, Elena known as Nelliefrom the clutches of a procuress and learns that her mother ran away from her father’s Smith’s home with fyodod sweetheart, a man who abandoned her when Nellie’s mother gave birth.
It is later revealed that Prince Valkovsky is Nellie’s father and her parents were legally married.
The poor woman and her daughter come back dostievsky Petersburg and find Smith; Nellie’s mother asks forgiveness, but he rejects unsulted. Nellie’s mother is dying and she makes Nellie promise to never go for help to her real father, whose name is on a document she leaves her daughter. In attempt to make Nikolai Natasha’s father reconcile with Natasha, Ivan persuades Nikolai and his wife to adopt Nellie.
By telling them her life story, Nellie makes Nikolai’s heart soften and he forgives Natasha and removes his curse, and they are reunited. Natasha’s family plan to move from Petersburg, but just before they leave Nellie dies from a chronic heart humiliatef the little girl makes it clear to Ivan she does not forgive her father for his cruel treatment of her mother.
She also tells him he should marry Natasha. The story ends on an ambiguous note with Natasha and Ivan reflecting on the events that have unfolded.
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