Possible Thesis Sentence for The Brothers K

Final Thesis Statement — In the Brother’s Karamazov multiple characters give way to moments of passion that reveal their connection to their spiritual self thus specific characters are a depiction the human struggle between a secular and sacred way of life.

Three Possible Scenes to use:

Alyosha discovers himself – Cana of Galilee Chapter  – Alyosha is representative of this idea of love and thus he ends up being the most connected to Nature.

He did not stop on the steps either, but went quickly down; his soul, overflowing with rapture, yearned for freedom, space, openness. The vault of heaven, full of soft, shining stars, stretched vast and fathomless above him. The Milky Way ran in two pale streams from the zenith to the horizon. The fresh, motionless, still night enfolded the earth. The white towers and golden domes of the cathedral gleamed out against the sapphire sky. The gorgeous autumn flowers, in the beds round the house, were slumbering till morning. The silence of earth seemed to melt into the silence of the heavens. The mystery of earth was one with the mystery of the stars….

Alyosha stood, gazed, and suddenly threw himself down on the earth. He did not know why he embraced it. He could not have told why he longed so irresistibly to kiss it, to kiss it all. But he kissed it weeping, sobbing and watering it with his tears, and vowed passionately to love it, to love it for ever and ever. “Water the earth with the tears of your joy and love those tears,” echoed in his soul.

What was he weeping over?

Oh! in his rapture he was weeping even over those stars, which were shining to him from the abyss of space, and “he was not ashamed of that ecstasy.” There seemed to be threads from all those innumerable worlds of God, linking his soul to them, and it was trembling all over “in contact with other worlds.” He longed to forgive every one and for everything, and to beg forgiveness. Oh, not for himself, but for all men, for all and for everything. “And others are praying for me too,” echoed again in his soul. But with every instant he felt clearly and, as it were, tangibly, that something firm and unshakable as that vault of heaven had entered into his soul. It was as though some idea had seized the sovereignty of his mind—and it was for all his life and for ever and ever. He had fallen on the earth a weak boy, but he rose up a resolute champion, and he knew and felt it suddenly at the very moment of his ecstasy. And never, never, all his life long, could Alyosha forget that minute.

“Some one visited my soul in that hour,” he used to say afterwards, with implicit faith in his words.

Within three days he left the monastery in accordance with the words of his elder, who had bidden him “sojourn in the world.”

Dimitri  – The scene in the Garden and Alyosha – the first real look at the madness

The confessions of a Passionate Passionate Heart vs himself in Delirium

Third Scene : Ivan’s Nightmare? If not any of the scenes with syernikov.


The multiple fits of passion in the novel Brother’s Karamazov take upexemplary of the human struggle between a non-secular and secular way of life thus though the outcome of these

The Brother’s Karamazov are filled with multiple fits of passion that can be attached to a certain holy foolishness about the character, however depending on a character’s connection with their spiritual self impacts causes a different outcome therefore showcasing how certain forms of passion attach the idea of the Holy Fool with the natural world

There are multiple fits of passion in The Brother’s Karamazov that are exemplify of the importance of being connected to a deeper understanding of self therefore expressing a Christian mysticism attached to the natural world.


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