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''Notes from Underground'' is an 1863 novel by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky about an unnamed social outcast living in St. Petersburg. Depressed by the city and his own inadequacy, this mysterious Underground Man begins to write a rambling, philosophical journal -- the Notes from Underground.

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''Notes from Underground'' is an 1863 1864 novel by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky about an unnamed social outcast living in St. Petersburg. Depressed by the city and his own inadequacy, this mysterious Underground Man begins to write a rambling, philosophical journal -- the Notes from Underground.


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* AntiHero: The character calls himself exactly that ("антигерой" in Russian).


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* {{Hikikomori}}
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Liza.

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* MindScrew

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* UnreliableNarrator

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* NietzscheWannabe: The UrExample.


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* StrawNihilist: The UrExample.


* FanNickname: A quite popular one, as most scholars refer to the narrator as the Underground Man.



* FoeYay: Between the Underground Man and the soldier he stalks for a while.


* AuthorTract Noticeably averted -- the author's opinions fell just about opposite of the Underground Man's. Dostoevsky was actually using the character as an example of what he saw as the degradation of the human condition.

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* AuthorTract AuthorTract: Noticeably averted -- the author's opinions fell just about opposite of the Underground Man's. Dostoevsky was actually using the character as an example of what he saw as the degradation of the human condition.



* FanNickname A quite popular one, as most scholars refer to the narrator as the Underground Man.
* ForegoneConclusion A minor case, since the second half of the book is a flashback.

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* FanNickname FanNickname: A quite popular one, as most scholars refer to the narrator as the Underground Man.
* ForegoneConclusion ForegoneConclusion: A minor case, since the second half of the book is a flashback.



* FoeYay Between the Underground Man and the soldier he stalks for a while.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold Liza.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold Debatable on the "heart of gold" part, but he does seem to regret everything he's done.
* LonersAreFreaks The narrator is really terrible at making friends, partly because he's abrasive and rude, and partly because he has major social anxiety.

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* FoeYay FoeYay: Between the Underground Man and the soldier he stalks for a while.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Liza.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Debatable on the "heart of gold" part, but he does seem to regret everything he's done.
* LonersAreFreaks LonersAreFreaks: The narrator is really terrible at making friends, partly because he's abrasive and rude, and partly because he has major social anxiety.



* NoNameGiven The narrator.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Played straight and then invoked. The Underground Man is quite cynical, but works himself up to an idealistic zeal when lecturing the prostitute (whom he's just slept with) on family.

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* NoNameGiven NoNameGiven: The narrator.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Played straight and then invoked. The Underground Man is quite cynical, but works himself up to an idealistic zeal when lecturing the prostitute (whom he's just slept with) on family.


->"...what is man without desire, without will, and without wishes if not a stop in an organ pipe?"

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->"...->''"...what is man without desire, without will, and without wishes if not a stop in an organ pipe?"
pipe?"''



* UnreliableNarrator

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* UnreliableNarrator
UnreliableNarrator


Deals with themes of existentialism (though it predates the actual movement), free will, and the modern disconnect from others.

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Deals with themes of existentialism (though it predates (it is considered one of the actual movement), first existentialist novels), free will, and the modern disconnect from others.


* UnreliableNarrator

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* UnreliableNarratorUnreliableNarrator


* NietzscheWannabe

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* NietzscheWannabeNietzscheWannabe: The UrExample.


''Notes from Underground'' is an 1863 novel by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky about an unnamed social outcast living in St. Petersburg. Depressed by the city and his own inadequacy, this mysterious Underground Man begins to write a rambling, philosophical journal -- the NotesFromUnderground.

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''Notes from Underground'' is an 1863 novel by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky about an unnamed social outcast living in St. Petersburg. Depressed by the city and his own inadequacy, this mysterious Underground Man begins to write a rambling, philosophical journal -- the NotesFromUnderground.
Notes from Underground.

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->"...what is man without desire, without will, and without wishes if not a stop in an organ pipe?"

''Notes from Underground'' is an 1863 novel by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky about an unnamed social outcast living in St. Petersburg. Depressed by the city and his own inadequacy, this mysterious Underground Man begins to write a rambling, philosophical journal -- the NotesFromUnderground.

The novel's divided into two parts: first, the notes ("Underground"), and second, an account of the humiliating events which led to his self-imposed seclusion ("Apropos to Wet Snow").

Deals with themes of existentialism (though it predates the actual movement), free will, and the modern disconnect from others.
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* AuthorTract Noticeably averted -- the author's opinions fell just about opposite of the Underground Man's. Dostoevsky was actually using the character as an example of what he saw as the degradation of the human condition.
* BigHam: The thing with a lot of Dostoevsky's characters is that they work on extremes. They may not always be in your face bombastic and they may not be loud, but they take whatever trait they have to (or past) its logical extreme to the point of ridiculous, [[RuleOfSymbolism and it serves a purpose]].
* DownerEnding
* FanNickname A quite popular one, as most scholars refer to the narrator as the Underground Man.
* ForegoneConclusion A minor case, since the second half of the book is a flashback.
* {{Hikikomori}}
* FoeYay Between the Underground Man and the soldier he stalks for a while.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold Liza.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold Debatable on the "heart of gold" part, but he does seem to regret everything he's done.
* LonersAreFreaks The narrator is really terrible at making friends, partly because he's abrasive and rude, and partly because he has major social anxiety.
* MindScrew
* NietzscheWannabe
* NoNameGiven The narrator.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Played straight and then invoked. The Underground Man is quite cynical, but works himself up to an idealistic zeal when lecturing the prostitute (whom he's just slept with) on family.
* UnreliableNarrator

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