Deprived of high social interactions, the underground man from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground tries to relate to the world according to the codes of human ethical and social requirement. In the present research, through a socio-psychological approach delves into the exploration Dostoyevsky’s heavy reliance on the use of socio-psychological realism, showing in the process the intricate interplay between psychology, sociology and literature. The novella is an offshoot philosophy of Hegel, Nietzsche, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Heidegger and Marx from common query of truth and disharmony between desire and anxiety. There is no reason, but only rational approach; behind every rational formula there is a critique; behind every generalization there is investigation. There are no rational patterns to understand rather a deceptive mask that the universe has all over and it is susceptible to break. According to Dostoevsky reason leads man to disassemble from hope. The present paper discusses the socio-physiological critique of the “Underground man”.
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Chinta Praveen Kumar, V Srinivas. A Critical Review on Socio-Realism of Notes from the Underground . Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 4(3): July- Sept., 2016; Page 161-163.