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Rogozhin in Dostoevsky's The Idiot: Enigma, Allegory and Visual Imagery

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Rogozhin, one of the main characters of Dostoevsky's The Idiot, appears infrequently in the novel, and the author does not give him the philosophical depth of his other great criminal characters. His relationships with Prince Myshkin and Nastasia are nonetheless among the main themes and driving forces of the plot. Driven by jealousy, he eventually murders Nastasia and drives the Prince back to insanity. Rogozhin is presented and given depth by visual imagery, including his gloomy house, the Holbein painting in it, and the knife with which he eventually kills Nastasia. His Old Believer family is also important in defi ning him. The article addresses this visual imagery and Rogozhin's Old Believer roots.


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