Characteristics of the dreamer of the story "White Nights" Dostoevsky

"White Nights" - a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, which was first published in "Notes of the Fatherland" in 1848.The writer has devoted his work to A.Pleshcheyev, a friend of youth.Perhaps this man is the prototype of the main character, as it is known that at that time he thought about his own goal lead, the hero of which is in the clouds.Characteristics of the dreamer of the story "White Nights" will be discussed in this article.

We are all dreamers

"White Nights", according to many scholars of the writer, is one of the most poetic and light of his works.Dostoevsky also wrote that we are all to some degree dreamers.That is the story in a sense, can be called autobiographical.For Dostoevsky, as the protagonist of the work, often recalled his dreams.He wrote that in the youthful imagination liked to present themselves sometimes that Marius, the Pericles, the knight in the tournament, the Christian period of the reign of Nero, etc.Romantic atmosphere of this work, as well as images of its main charact

ers - a young girl and an official-plebeian.Both of them have a pure soul.

meeting with Nastenka

Tale consists of five parts.In this case four of them describes overnight, and the final - morning.The young man, the protagonist - is a dreamer who has lived for eight years in St. Petersburg, but was unable to find in this town friends.He came in a summer day for a walk.But suddenly, the hero of thought to the country left the city.Being a lonely man, a dreamer felt with great force their isolation from the rest.He decided to go on foot in the city.Returning from a walk, the main character has noticed a young girl (Nastya), sobbing at the rail channel.

They talked.These events begins the novel "White Nights" by Dostoyevsky.

Character protagonist

choose the form of the narrative in the first person, the author of the work gave him the features of the confession, reflection, with an autobiographical character.Characteristically, his hero, Dostoevsky did not name.This technique enhances the association with a close friend of the writer, or the author himself.All his life the image of the dreamer worried Dostoevsky.He even wanted to write a novel of the same name.

Feature dreamer of the story "White Nights" follows.In the work the protagonist - is full of strength, educated young man.However, he calls himself a lonely and shy dreamer.This character lives with romantic dreams, replace it reality.Everyday worries and things they are not interested.Performs he them only when necessary and feels a stranger in this world.Poor dreamer hides in dark corners of St. Petersburg, where the sun never looks.This person always confused, he always feels guilty.The hero ridiculous manners, confused speech.

external characteristic of the dreamer of the story "White Nights" is very poor.The emphasis is the author of his inner world.So, we can not say what he was doing, where he served.It dehumanizes him even more.Dreamer lives without friends, and he had never met with the girls.Because of this, the hero becomes the object of hostility and ridicule of others.He compares himself with a dirty, crumpled kitten with hostility and resentment looking at the world.

All the time there is such a sense that the main character is a boy or teenager devoured by fever.Putao recognition and excessive emotion, which he throws messy, do not seem to have absolutely nothing to do with the situation.He does not know the world, as the characteristics of the dreamer of the story "White Nights."If a girl decides to connect his life with the hero, waiting for her gentle sigh, but no guests, no such person in the theater it was not invited - only ban the house and make a hostage of sentimentality.Feature dreamer allows you to make such a conclusion.

sinful life of the dreamer, his creative powers

Fyodor believes that such a ghostly life is sinful, because a man withdraws from the world of reality.It turns into a "strange creature" some "neuter".Dreams of the hero at the same time and have creative value.After all, this man, as Dostoevsky says, is the artist's own life.He does it according to his every hour.

"superfluous man"

Dreamer is a type of so-called superfluous man.However, only inward facing his criticism.The Company does not despise it like Pechorin or Onegin.The hero of this experience to strangers sincere sympathy.Dreamer altruistic able to serve the other person to come to his aid.

reflection in the society in the work

many contemporaries Dostoevsky was inherent propensity to dream about something unusual and bright.In a society dominated by frustration and despair, which were caused by the defeat of the Decembrists.It is not ripe until the rise of the liberation movement, attributable to 60 years.Fyodor could he abandoned in favor of the ideals of democracy on empty dreams.However, the main hero of "White Nights" and was unable to escape from a dream, although he realized the destructiveness of their own attitude.


contrasted this hero-dreamer Nastya - active woman.Dostoevsky was created image of a romantic and refined beauty, which is the "soul mate" character, though a bit naive and childish.Causes respect the sincerity of feelings of this girl, her desire to fight for their own happiness.However, Nastya and she needs support.

love that survived the dreamer

Dostoevsky ("White Nights") in his work describes the pure, sincere feeling of the dreamer.Hero selfish motives are unknown.He is ready to sacrifice everything for the other, therefore seeks to arrange the happiness of the girl did not hesitate for a moment that love Nastya - the only thing he has in this life.Feeling trusting dreamer, disinterested.It is just as clean as the white nights.Love saves the hero from his "sin" (ie daydreaming), allowing quench the thirst of the fullness of life.However, his sad fate.Again, he is a lonely man.F. Dostoevsky ("White Nights"), however, does not leave in the final story of hopeless tragedy.Again blesses his beloved dreamer.

Story This is a kind of idyll.This author's utopia about what people might be if exhibited the best feelings.The product "White Nights," in which the dreamer - the character of a generalized, typical - it is rather about a beautiful dream, a different life than a reflection of reality, Dostoevsky.

Dreamers Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

On presentation of the protagonist of happiness (the ideal of compassion and brotherhood) is interesting to look through the prism of the work of Tolstoy, "After the Ball".Feature dreamer ("White Nights") in the light of this story is especially a relief.Endless detachment from life and sentimental hero of Dostoevsky contrasts sharply with the deep feelings inherent romance of the young Tolstoy's works.He, unlike the first to make a vital, long-term solutions.It is immersed in the experiences the hero of Dostoevsky.For him somewhere in the side of the external world exists.Own dreams of - the only motive for the commission of an action, as the comparative characteristics of the dreamer ("White Nights") and its "double" in the story "After the Ball".Any sentiment - an indicator of misunderstanding urgent needs, spiritual loneliness, a consequence of feelings of alienation from the world, holding the man.F. Dostoevsky ("White Nights") nevertheless sympathizes with the hero and not condemn him.