Category Archives: The Brothers Karamazov

DOSTOEVSKY: The Brothers Karamazov [Part III-IV]

Part III of The Brothers Karamazov begins with Book VII, which is entitled Alyosha. In this book, Alyosha undergoes a crisis of faith after Father Zosima’s death. The abnormally quick decay of Zosima’s body and the foul odor that it emits intensifies Alyosha’s despair, causing him to leave the monastery and follow his friend Rakitin to Grushenka’s house. Continue reading DOSTOEVSKY: The Brothers Karamazov [Part III-IV]

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DOSTOEVSKY: The Brothers Karamazov [Part II]

Part II
Book IV – Lacerations
Chapter 1 – Father Ferapont
• Zosima summons the monks of the monastery for one last speech before he dies. He exhorts them to practice active love, and tells them to refrain from judging because everyone shares in the guilt of every sin. Continue reading DOSTOEVSKY: The Brothers Karamazov [Part II]