The Idiot by Dostoevsky was my first run in with Dostoevsky and his works and it certainly won't be my last. I was interested by the complex messages that were in the book and reflecting upon it this question came to me. Is there a society that Myshkin could live in without being treated as an outcast such as he was throughout The Idiot? He seemed to be mixed within the Russian upperclass of the time where money alone could buy a woman's heart but Myshkin's own good nature did not seem to fit in. Whenever he expressed his opinions he was laughed at and passed off as an idiot when what he was saying was completely legitimate. Perhaps in a middle or lower class his personality would be more suited. Instead of the two women he was torn between he could find someone kind and uneducated such as himself in a different level of society.