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PostSubject: Ordinary vs. extraordinary man #7   Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:51 pm

7. Discuss Roskolnikov's theory of the ordinary versus the extraordinary man. What is Dostoyevsky's attitude toward this theory? Can you think of modern-day examples of this theory put into practice?
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PostSubject: Re: Ordinary vs. extraordinary man #7   Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:53 am

Section 3 Response

After reading section three, and getting a feel for the theory of man v. extraordinary man, I have to say there is something to it. Often times through out history, men of importance (political figures or religious) often shed blood of many to reach a goal 'for the better of all', though clearly the death/murder of the people in these situations, isn't less of a death or difficult for their families. An 'ordinary man' who kills many in the name of god is usually refered to as a mad man or a cult leader or something of the sort.

I believe that there are also many inconsistencies with his theory, but it does bring up interesting points. Especially: Who decides who is extraordinary?
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PostSubject: Re: Ordinary vs. extraordinary man #7   Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:53 pm

very good point
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