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dc.contributor.authorDurkin, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-10T21:50:06Z
dc.date.available2020-08-10T21:50:06Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/15539
dc.description.abstractNietzsche and Dostoevsky were contemporaries, and Nietzsche especially was known to admire Dostoevsky’s work. Both authors were interested in the study of the basis for human morality, and the search for a redirection of human morality; one in which the problems they saw with the current understanding of acceptable behaviour according to laws, religion and might is right, could be melded in with their own beliefs and struggles with their own mortality and morality. Although Nietzsche’s collection of essays ​The Genealogy of Morals,​ (1887) was written 7 years after Dostoevsky’s ​The Brothers Karamazov ​(1880), it is interesting to note that the main character types that Nietzsche believed created hierarchies that developed and sustained the morality of his time, appear in the form of the main characters in ​The Brothers Karamazov​. This thesis will be looking at the ​The Brothers Karamazov​ through the different character ‘types’ and the resulting psychomachia of the three legitimate brothers, the older brothers Dmitri and Ivan, and especially that of Alyosha, the youngest brother. The thesis will focus on both elder brothers’ evolution of thought and action through the progress of the novel, and, importantly, on each brothers’ interactions with Alyosha and the turbulent state of mind they regularly leave their younger sibling in. The final chapter of the thesis will concentrate on Alyosha and his journey throughout the novel, from his parting of ways with Zosima to his talk with the young boys by the stone. This journey, I believe, will be the one that extracts the idea of Dostoevsky’s true morality seen in the novel.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectDostoyevsky, Fyodoren_US
dc.subjectBratʹi︠a︡ Karamazovyen_US
dc.subjectCriticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subjectNietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelmen_US
dc.subjectZur Genealogie der Moralen_US
dc.subjectEthics in literatureen_US
dc.subjectReligion in literatureen_US
dc.titleNietzschean types in The Brothers Karamazov : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in English at Massey University, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)en_US
dc.subject.anzsrc470505 Central and Eastern European literature (incl. Russian)en


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