3 Answered Questions for the topic fyodor dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky English Russian Literature

09/12/19

Was Pyotr Stepanovich in "Demons" really connected to the international?

In the book _Demons_ (by Dostoyevsky), there was a character, named Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky, who claimed that he was connected to the international.Did Dostoyevsky mention anywhere in the... more

06/29/19

What is the significance of the "suffocation scene" at Tchermashnya in Brothers Karamazov?

I'm re-reading *The Brothers Karamazov* and was struck again by a strange scene whose meaning isn't immediately clear to me. In "Lyagavy", Part 3, Book 8, Chapter 2 of *The Brothers Karamazov*,... more

03/29/19

What is the significance of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov?

In the *The Brothers Karamazov*, Ivan tells a long story to Alyosha about the *Grand Inquisitor*. I have been trying to grasp its meaning for sometime, but what is the significance of that story?

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