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Ippolit's Dream by A3ulez Ippolit's Dream by A3ulez
Ippolit from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot, a book in which the author embodies a Christ-like figure in a modern, gullible fop. Sounds bad, but I actually love the guy XD

Ippolit, on the other hand, is a young consumptive tottering between salvation and damnation-- or between friendship with Myshkin (Christ) and Rogozhin (Satan). He has two dreams that he talks about that are associated with these two, but I really liked the first one. He is attacked by a monster, but an old dog saves him and dies in the process after being stung. This one is obviously a Myshkin dream ;)

Chapter 33 (Part III, Ch. V)

It so happened that just before he arrived I had a delightful little dream; one of a kind that I have hundreds of just now. I had fallen asleep about an hour before he came in, and dreamed that I was in some room, not my own. It was a large room, well furnished, with a cupboard, chest of drawers, sofa, and my bed, a fine wide bed covered with a silken counterpane. But I observed in the room a dreadful-looking creature, a sort of monster. It was a little like a scorpion, but was not a scorpion, but far more horrible, and especially so, because there are no creatures anything like it in nature, and because it had appeared to me for a purpose, and bore some mysterious signification. I looked at the beast well; it was brown in colour and had a shell; it was a crawling kind of reptile, about eight inches long, and narrowed down from the head, which was about a couple of fingers in width, to the end of the tail, which came to a fine point. Out of its trunk, about a couple of inches below its head, came two legs at an angle of forty-five degrees, each about three inches long, so that the beast looked like a trident from above. It had eight hard needle-like whiskers coming out from different parts of its body; it went along like a snake, bending its body about in spite of the shell it wore, and its motion was very quick and very horrible to look at. I was dreadfully afraid it would sting me; somebody had told me, I thought, that it was venomous; but what tormented me most of all was the wondering and wondering as to who had sent it into my room, and what was the mystery which I felt it contained.

I forgot about the barbs until I found this excerpts :o
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notsolittlelight Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
that dream struck me too. it was really well written. it makes you want to draw it. very nice work
hpholo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This has to be the only fanart drawn for The Idiot, like, ...ever. :D But it actually makes me want to read it now! This character intrigues me. I like the little lizard thing. :aww:
A3ulez Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Hehehe ^^ It's very interesting. Not very much like any of Dostoevsky's other work, but I really enjoyed it.
SaturneVent Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Eep, no that's not scary at all. >> << *runs and hides*

Very nicely done though btb ^_^
A3ulez Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Thankies ^^
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January 17, 2009
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