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2 With which literary character do you most readily identify Why The literary character that I most readily identify with would be Dostoevskys Alexei The Gambler I can relate to him because like me he is a man of many passions He is also all but helpless against his addiction to gambling I have also felt helpless to certain circumstances in my life as have we all He is capable of much more than what his society allows him to be That is to say he may be a lowly tutor but he cares about justice and the atrocities committed by the high-born class I through faults of my own and Injustices of my schools administration also was limited as Alexei was as to what people thought of me and how they treated me Alexei was torn between his love of gambling and his love of a woman who did not return his love He felt passionately about things that he did even if he got into trouble over them He knew that what he thought was right was often in stark contrast to what his society deemed proper He disagreed with the social hierarchy of Russia and paid the penalty He may have paid a penalty for standing by what he thought was right but he knew inside that he was doing the right thing However he did not receive any joy from this realization He was relatively miserable his whole life He turned to Gambling to punish himself This is a man who when he had a chance to be with the woman he had loved for years ruined it by going to the casino and gambling He thought that it would prove to her that he loved her because he would have a lot of money to spend on her Instead she realized that his one true love was not
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