An Element of Doubt in 'Notes from the Underground'
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This paper looks at the elements of self-deception in Dostoevsky's 'Notes from the Underground'. It deals with three key areas that the narrator is deceived: his motives for writing the story, his rapid and large emotional changes, and his profound amount of self-blame. It cites references from the novel and discusses them in depth. The primary focus is to reveal the nature of deception in the narrator.
From the Paper:"At its very essence, 'Notes from the Underground' is a confession. It is a memoir with one caveat: It is not intended to be read. Yet, as the reader studies the book, it quickly becomes evident that the purpose of the narrator's writing is not necessarily to be truthful, although it may say that on the surface. Rather, there is strong self-deception in the narrator that rapidly becomes evident. The readers see this deception in three areas: the Underground Man's reason behind writing the memoir, his rapid emotional changes, and his profound amount of self-blame."
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