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Romanticism vs. Realism
A comparison of the realism of Dostoevsky with the romanticism in the works of Marx and Engels and Nietzsche.
# 125414 | 500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper compares and contrasts the realism of Dostoevsky in "Notes from the Underground" and Marx and Engels in "Manifesto of the Communist Party" with the romanticism in Nietzsche's "The Gay Science".

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"The works of Dostoevsky, Marx and Engels and Nietzsche serve as a potent contrast between romanticism and realism. In Dostoevsky's "Notes from the Underground" for example, realism prevails. Here Dostoevsky contrasts the ridiculous and the nonsensical ideas of humanity at large with the tempering influence of realism. In Part I, Dostoevsky states of the narrator that; "He is one of the representatives of a generation still living. The representative and the contemporary are key to realism as the realist tries to depict what is true..."

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