The Grand Inquisitor Analysis

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The Grand Inquisitor, as described by Ivan, puts himself in a very pessimistic attitude toward human nature, he states humans are in essence weak and they need to be controlled through miracle mystery and authority. On this thematic I chose the following quote, “That day must come when men will understand that freedom and daily bread enough to satisfy all are unthinkable and can never be had together, as men will never be able to fairly divide the two among themselves. And they will also learn that they can never be free, for they are weak, vicious, miserable nonentities born wicked and rebellious.” (Dostoyevsky, 37). Because according to how the Grand Inquisitor’s vision of the world, even after meeting Jesus, having the blood and flesh of…show more content…
And the possibility of not choosing the way of God was God’s way of dooming people. With this in mind and comparing the Nazi German soldiers who were under the command of Adolf Hitler who became judges, jury and executioners. One can assume that the Grand Inquisitor is right and people must be deprived from their free will in order to prevent a situation like the Holocaust from happening in the first place. Nevertheless and paradoxically enough if we analyze the Spanish Inquisitors behavior was as vicious and bloody as the Nazis, which makes one question the validity of The Grand Inquisitors point of view. But even after these brutal forms of imprisonment, punish and dehumanization that was lived both by the prisoners, and Jesus in the poem. The victims had a docile and scared behavior against their captors, this obviously be a consequence of the fear in the prisoners and maybe the pacifist and lovemaking stance of Jesus according to the foundations of Catholicism. Jesus responds to such acts of violence and captivity and threatening’s with a kiss, while the prisoners of the camp, like Eliezer, prefer not to take revenge because there is absolutely no way to undo what was done to

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