YMMV / The Idiot

  • Informed Attribute / Character Shilling: Aglaya Ivanovna is supposed to be a treasure to be cherished, with the Prince and a few other characters falling in love with her, and several praising her virtues, even though whenever on stage she does nothing but act like a Spoiled Brat.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Nastasya Filippovna, full stop.
  • Moe: Prince Myshkin has a lot of these traits, being a virginal ill guy who gives off an air of child-like innocence and trust. Needless to say, this being Dostoevsky, things do not go well (see the Purity Sue entry below). Could possibly count as a deconstruction for this reason.
  • Purity Sue: Deconstructed; Prince Myshkin is a model of Christ-like purity, which simply leads the rest of Russian society to take advantage of him.
  • The Woobie: Prince Myshkin.