Thursday, January 6, 2011
2 times 2 =... 5?
I thought this quote from "Notes from Underground" was extremely interesting: "I agree that two times two makes four is a splendid thing; but if we're going to lavish praise, then two times two makes five is sometimes also a very charming little thing." (page 559) Throughout "Notes from Underground," the narrator challenges not only Romantics but also logic and reason. He calls into question what we believe to be true, while also asserting his own intelligence. What do you all think Dostoevsky intends the reader to think about 2 times 2 equaling 4 or 5?