Cruelty In Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

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Fyodor’s middle child, Ivan, on the other hand, is very conflicted. Not having a good relationship with his father, led him to really doubt mankind. Unlike Alyosha, Ivan was not that invested in others. Ivan believes that people like to depend on the idea of right and wrong because they think that it somehow defines their afterlife. Contrary to those beliefs, Ivan thinks that people can do whatever they want to without regarding any morals. Ivan is also very smart and intellectual. He absolutely hated his father and he does not like to have close relationships with anyone. After the murder of Fyodor, Ivan feels responsible for his death because he feels like he paved the way and was an accomplice. In the end, this ends up driving Ivan insane, leaving the readers unsure of his future. Dostoyevsky…show more content…
Dostoyevsky looked to portray the fight amongst God and the devil, great and malevolence, confidence and uncertainty, vivid and eminently terms. In one corner stands Ivan Karamazov, who offers wrenching examples of the senseless cruelty inflicted upon innocent children and uses these examples to cast doubt on the concept that the Christian God is all-good if he is all-powerful.Through their own and others' torment, characters' confidence in a fair and supreme God is unpleasantly shaken. Also, it is likewise through the experience of agony that characters can break free of their own narrow minded goals. They can at last relate collective with other people who suffer like themselves. Dostoyevsky focuses on the semi religious part of this torment by utilizing the dialect of revival and resurrection. Dostoyevsky also presented a progression of scenes in which the pity of death is trailed by the disclosure of an upbeat fresh start, and accordingly the whole novel turns into an insistence of the fundamental message of Christ's demise and
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