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The Brothers Karamazov Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part I, Book One, Chapter 1 -5, Book Two, Chapter 1-8 Summary

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Part I, Book One, Chapter 1 -5, Book Two, Chapter 1-8 Summary

Alexie Fyodorovich Karamazov is a wealthy landowner who was married twice and had three sons. Dmitiri Fyodorovich is from the first wife, and Ivan and Alexei are by the second wife. After the death of his second wife, Fyodor continues his reputation as a womanizer and although his sons end up living with him, he ignores them. In Chapter 2 of Book One, the narrator speaks of the son Mitya, who Fyodor neglected shamefully. As a child, Mitya continues to be passed along from family to family until he ends up in the military, and begins a life of drinking and womanizing before even coming of age. In the story, Mitya confronts Fyodor for payments and his part of the estate. Mitya departs thinking the estate is worth far more...

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