I don't think weakness is a problem, nor do I think his acute awareness of his own sin, even in the presence of greater sins of others, is a failure to flip tables. He doesn't speak with authority because he's not Christ! Sufficient to stand yet free to fall we mortals will always be on this earth- a reverent self-doubt is fitting for sanctity. I think prince Myshkin's mercy speaks volumes, and in his weakness as a holy fool, Christ is strong in him. My power is made perfect in weakness.
Benedict has transformed the original, rather Stoic notion of super-abundant control of the will and appetites into the warmer and more personal notion of discipleship because he is clear why humility matters. It brings us closer to Christ. Asceticism is a necessary part of the Christian life, but it is not an end in itself.
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Roman à clef or roman à clé (French pronunciation: [ʁɔmɑ̃n a kle]), French for novel with a key, is a novel about real life, overlaid with a façade of fiction. The fictitious names in the novel represent real people, and the "key" is the relationship between the nonfiction and the fiction.