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He could never, even a minute before, have conceived that anyone could behave like that to him, Mitya Karamazov. From pride and contempt he submitted without a word.
Several peasants accompanied the lawyers and remained on the same side of the curtain. He was busily engaged with the prosecutor in examining the coat, the trousers, the waistcoat and the cap; and it was evident that they were both much interested in the scrutiny.
Meantime a consultation was going on in undertones between the lawyers. There turned out to be on the coat, especially on the left side at the back, a huge patch of blood, dry, and still stiff.
There were bloodstains on the trousers, too. Nikolay Parfenovitch, moreover, in the presence of the peasant witnesses, passed his fingers along the collar, the cuffs, and all the seams of the coat and trousers, obviously looking for something — money, of course.
They communicated their ideas to one another with amazing frankness. And where was it found? Why, in just such pipings in his cap. The hundred-rouble notes were screwed up in little rolls and sewed in the piping.
We will arrange something. And meanwhile take off your socks. Is that really necessary? He felt unbearably awkward. All were clothed, while he was naked, and strange to say, when he was undressed he felt somehow guilty in their presence, and was almost ready to believe himself that he was inferior to them, and that now they had a perfect right to despise him.
They were very dirty, and so were his underclothes, and now everyone could see it. And what was worse, he disliked his feet. All his life he had thought both his big toes hideous. He particularly loathed the coarse, flat, crooked nail on the right one, and now they would all see it.
Feeling intolerably ashamed made him, at once and intentionally, rougher. He pulled off his shirt, himself. Kindly sit down here for a while. You can wrap yourself in a quilt from the bed, and I. The report of the search was drawn up, and at last Nikolay Parfenovitch went out, and the clothes were carried out after him.
Ippolit Kirillovitch went out, too. Mitya was left alone with the peasants, who stood in silence, never taking their eyes off him. Mitya wrapped himself up in the quilt. But what was his indignation when Nikolay Parfenovitch came back with quite different clothes, brought in behind him by a peasant.
Kalganov has kindly provided these for this unusual emergency, as well as a clean shirt. Luckily he had them all in his trunk. You can keep your own socks and underclothes.
Damn Kalganov and his clothes, too! But they succeeded somehow in quieting him down. He subsided into gloomy silence and hurriedly dressed himself. Am I to be dressed up like a fool.
But the coat turned out to be really tight in the shoulders. Am I to go on sitting here? He sat down on the same chair as before. He had an absurd nightmarish feeling, as though he were out of his mind.
Are you going to flog me? He would not turn to Nikolay Parfenovitch, as though he disdained to speak to him.God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov) Google+ Tagged with: Christianity • Christianity Today • Crime and Punishment • demons • faith • Fyodor Dostoyevsky • God • Jesus Christ • Joseph Rossell • Russia • The Brothers Karamazov • The.
The famous Russian novelist and Christian, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born on this day, November 11, From earliest childhood Dostoyevsky knew the gospels and learned Bible stories from the deacon at the hospital where his father was a doctor.
It was there that he stumbled upon The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky and the Gospels in Brief by Leo Tolstoy. He basically memorized each book in their entirety and converted to Christianity upon reading them. This argument is not only a perceptive summary of Fyodor Pavlovich’s psychology, it also opens the door for many of the novel’s subsequent ideas about redemption.
Later, the novel suggests that the path to redemption lies in honest self-knowledge, which can best be attained through suffering.
The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. ‘The fool has said in his heart there is no God and he fell down at his feet on the spot. ‘I believe,’ he cried, ‘and will be christened.’ And so he was.
Princess Dashkov was his godmother, and Potyomkin his godfather.” I made a mistake in believing that even a man like Fyodor. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov tags: brother-s-karamazov, dostoevsky, euclid-s-algorithm, god, ivan 11 likes.