Three Questions on Literature
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The first discusses the paradox of Dostoevsky's comment about 2+2=5 and not 2+2=4. Secondly, Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" is discussed with respect to the complex psychology of the characters in the story. The third question resolves similar concepts in a selection of works by three other authors.
From the Paper:"In Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Notes from Underground", the author describes a "hyperconscious" narrative that finds a certain pleasure in gloominess and despair. In this work, the "underground" has been analyzed as not only a political stance, but an emotional one as well (Davis, et. al. Book 5, p. 464-5). In this work, Dostoevsky makes a particular, paradoxical statement that seems to make a declaration about freedom of choice. Stating "two times two makes five" is an assertion that is meant to challenge the view that mathematical certainties and the like must prescribe man's best interests. The author is telling us that while it is a fact that 2+2=4, if..."
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