|Plot Summary of House of the Dead|
|"House of the dead is a excellent novel by Fydor Dostoyevsky. It shows the true power of being alienated and the extent of misfortunes in a siberian prison. In Dostoyevski writings their seems to be a sence of struggle between prisonmates as well as a sence of freedom. It shows that materialism still is the main focus within the prison. Dostoyevsky with a unique style of descriptive writing allows you to feel remorse for the criminals and their situations they are put through. This is a true Dostoyevsky novel through and through if you enjoy his writings it is a must read!!!!! "
chris chernecki, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of House of the Dead|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Life of a profession:
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- accused criminal
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
- Eastern Europe
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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