Skip over navigation

The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoevsky

How to Cite This SparkNote

Suggestions for Further Reading

Full Bibliographic Citation

MLA

SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Idiot.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. n.d.. Web. 10 Jun. 2015.

The Chicago Manual of Style

SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Idiot.” SparkNotes LLC. n.d.. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/idiot/ (accessed June 10, 2015).

APA

SparkNotes Editors. (n.d.). SparkNote on The Idiot. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/idiot/

In Text Citation

MLA

“Their conversation is awkward, especially when she mentions Wickham, a subject Darcy clearly wishes to avoid” (SparkNotes Editors).

APA

“Their conversation is awkward, especially when she mentions Wickham, a subject Darcy clearly wishes to avoid” (SparkNotes Editors, n.d.).

Footnote

The Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago requires the use of footnotes, rather than parenthetical citations, in conjunction with a list of works cited when dealing with literature.

1 SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Idiot.” SparkNotes LLC. n.d.. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/idiot/ (accessed June 10, 2015).


Please be sure to cite your sources. For more information about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, please read our article on The Plagiarism Plague. If you have any questions regarding how to use or include references to SparkNotes in your work, please tell us.

More Help

Previous Next
Myshkin

by LittleLandmine, December 26, 2014

The young prince is supposed to symbolize the good. The image of "Christ", the kindness at his own expense. Though because of his epilepsy everyone takes advantage of his naiiveness, and he is looked at like an idiot. So I believe since Fyodor had epilepsy himself he was aware of the losing of knowledge, that can make one feel stupid, hence "the idiot." I know from having many seizures that over time they do affect our brain in various ways. I am not the only one to feel that way, but I never thought any book could incorporate that feeling a... Read more

0 Comments

3 out of 3 people found this helpful

Follow Us