SLAVIC 210 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Sophia Tolstaya, Rich Woman, Mikhail Arkadyevich Svetlov

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Alexey&Fyodorovitch&Karamazov&(Alyosha)
The&THIRD&son&of&Fyodor
Kind,&gentle,&loving,&wise
Opposite&of&his&coarse&and&vulgar&father
Possesses&a&natural,&simple&faith&in&God&that&translates&into&a&genuine&love&
for&mankind
He&is&20&
Affiliated&with&the&monastery&as&a&student&of&the&elder&Zossima
Lost&his&mother,&Sofya,&when&he&was&4&but&he&remembers&her&his&whole&
life
P.&17&&"like&spots&of&light&out&of&darkness"
Implicitly&trusts&people
Cannot&find&it&in&himself&to&judge&others
Dmitri&Fyodorovitch&Karamazov&(Mitya)
The&FIRST&son&of&Fyodor
Passionate&and&intemperate
Easily&swept&away&by&emotions&and&enthusiasms
Madly&in&love&with&Grushenka
Fiancé&is&Katerina&Ivanovna
Violent&temper
Son&of&Fyodor's&first&wife,&Adalaïda&Ivanovna&
She&is&a&rich&woman&and&when&her&and&Fyodor&get&married&he&takes&
all&her&money&
She&runs&away&and&leaves&Dmitri&in&the&care&of&Fyodor,&but&Fyodor&
forgets&him&so&Grigory&brings&him&up&
Grew&up&believing&that&he&had&property&and&would&be&independent&upon&
coming&of&age
Has&lived&a&life&torn&between&sin&and&redemption&
Dominated&by&his&passions,&but&feels&remorse&for&his&actions&
Ivan&Fyodorovitch&Karamazov&
SECOND&son&of&Fyodor
Son&of&Sofya&Ivanovna
She&is&very&young&and&elopes&with&Fyodor&to&get&away&from&her&evil&
benefactress&but&then&realizes&Fyodor&is&worse
§
Brilliant&student
Demands&a&rational&explanation&for&everything&that&happens&in&the&
universe
Inability&to&reconcile&the&idea&of&unjust&suffering&and&the&idea&of&a&loving&
God&
Plagued&by&religious&doubt&and&oscillates&between&atheism&and&the&
belief&in&a&malevolent&God
§
Forceful&arguments&about&God's&cruelty&toward&mankind&
Ivan&himself&is&unable&to&believe&in&the&immortality&of&the&soul,&and&thus&
he&argues&that&good&and&evil&are&fraudulent&categories&and&that&people&
may&do&whatever&they&wish&without&regard&for&morality&
But&Ivan&loves&humanity&-his&concern&for&human&suffering&is&what&leads&
him&initially&to&reject&God&
If&Ivan&gives&in&to&his&disbelief&in&morality,&then&he&becomes&no&better&than&
Fyodor,&whom&he&despises.&
Fyodor&Pavlovitch&Karamazov&
Wealthy&patriarch&of&the&Karamazov&family&
Coarse,&vulgar,&greedy,&and&lustful
Satisfaction&of&his&senses
Lusts&after&Grushenka&
Killed&by&Smerdyakov&
Agrafena&Alexandrovna&Svetlov&(Grushenka)&
Beautiful&young&woman&brought&to&the&town&by&Samsonov&after&a&lover&
betrays&her
Proud,&fiery,&and&headstrong
Sexually&promiscuous
Increases&her&wealth&by&making&shrewd&investments
After&meeting&Alyosha,&a&hidden&vein&of&gentleness&and&love&emerges&in&
her&character
Pavel&Fyodorovitch&Smerdyakov
Son&of&Lizaveta&and&Fyodor&
Raised&by&Grigory&and&his&wife&Marfa&
Epileptic
Works&as&Fyodor's&chef
Interested&in&discussing&philosophy&with&Ivan&
Murders&Fyodor&
Father&Zossima
Wise&elder&at&the&monastery&that&acts&as&Alyosha's&mentor
Dies&in&Book&VI&
Extremely&intelligent& and&filled&with&a&sincere&religious&faith&(which&he&
found&after&being&a&soldier&in&the&army&and&his&older&brother&got&sick&and&
died&at&17)
Katerina&Ivanovna&Verkhovtsev&(Katya)
Dmitri's&fian
Proud&and&sensitive&daughter&of&a&military&captain&
Insists&on&humiliating&herself&with&unfailing&loyalty&to&the&people&that&hurt&
her&
She&loves&Ivan&but&unable&to&act&on&it&until&the&end&of&the&novel&
Liza&Khokhlakov&(Lise)&
MH's&daughter
Mischievous&and&capricious&
Briefly&engaged&to&Alyosha&
Shallow&and&self-centered
At&the&end&of&the&novel,&she&goes&self-destructive,&wanting&to&punish&
herself&by&both&mental&and&physical&lacerations
Mikhail&Osipovich&Rakitin&
Young&seminary&student&that&Alyosha&considers&a&friend,&but&Rakitin&
secretly&despises&Alyosha&for&occupying&the&moral&highground
Cynical&and&sarcastic
Too&sophisticated&to&have&real& religious&faith&
Secretly&wants&to&corrupt&Alyosha
Pyotr&Alexandrovich&Miüsov
Wealthy&landowner&and&cousin&of&Fyodor&that&takes&care&of&Dmitri&for&a&
short&time&
Political&intellectual,&he&despises&Fyodor
Pyotr&Ilyich&Perkhotin&
Friend&of&Dmitri's&who&snoops&around&after&Dmitri&after&Dmitri&comes&back&
for&his&pistols&so&quickly&after&pawning&them&off&
Kuzma&Kuzmich&Samsonov&
Old&merchant&that&brings&Grushenka&to&the&town&after&her&former&lover&
betrays&her&
Stinking&Lizaveta
Young&retarded&girl&who&lives&as&the&village& idiot
Raped&by&Fyodor&to&have&Smerdyakov
The&whole&village& loves&her&
Fetyukovich&
Defense&attorney&for&Mitya
Ippolit&Kirrillovich&
Prosecuting&attorney&
Nikolai&Ivanov&Krasotkin&(Kolya)&
Bold,&intelligent&boy&of&14&years&old&that&befriends&Alyosha&after&Ilusha&
becomes&ill
Ilusha&Snegiryov&
Son&of&a&military&captain&that&was&once&beaten&up&by&Dmitri&
Proud&and&unwilling&to&be&cowed&by&the&larger&boys&that&pick&on&him&
Befriends&Alyosha&but&becomes&ill& and&dies&
Grigory&Kutuzov&Vasilievich&
Fyodor's&servant&
Wife&=&Marfa
Raises&Smerdyakov
Drinks&vodka&for&an&illness&on&the&night&of&Fyodor's&death&and&asserts&that&
the&gate&was&open&when&it&was&really&closed&
Character(Recap
Wednesday,& October&18,&2017
4:06&PM
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