I feel like the Underground Man is a depressed individual who simply refuses to see any good in life. Instead of looking at the cup half-full, he sees it as half-empty. He does not want to accept some things that one must sometimes just agree with and poses an argument for everything! (Which is not necessarily a bad thing.) Instead of being call the Underground Man, I believe he would be more appropriately named "The Great Disputer", since he argues with everything under the sun. In fact, he’d probably argue with a tree on what color its bark truly was! LOL.
He has a very pessimistic
and bleak outlook on life, accusing man of large stereotypes. He probably
believes that he himself is the most intelligent person alive and that everyone
else should just obey and respect his intelligence. An example of this is seen
when he writes that man will ALWAYS do whatever society does not want him to,
which is absurdly false because more people do what society wishes them not to do due to their desire for personal satisfaction.
Does anyone else sort agree with the fact that the Underground Man is insulting society and essentially everyone in society? I know I shouldn't take his accusations personally, but it's hard not to when he's so degrading about everything.