Brothers Karamazov Study Guides

  • The Brothers Karamazov


    The Brothers Karamazov is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about the Karamazov family, dealing with existential questions of morality, religious faith and redemption. The rogue son Dmitri kills his father Fyodor over a woman they both love, Grushenka. The intellectual and atheistic Ivan was somewhat complicit in the murder and challenges the religious beliefs of his brother, Alyosha. Ivan eventually goes mad and Dmitri is found guilty and sent to a labor camp in Siberia. Alyosha emerges the hero of the novel, representing Dostoevsky's ideal Christian.