The Brothers Karamazov - Part I, Book Three, Chapter 1-10 Summary & Analysis

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Part I, Book Three, Chapter 1-10 Summary

Chapter 1 tells the story of Grigory the servant. Chapter 2 tells the story of Stinking Lizaveta, who was an insane woman who roamed about the town. One night a group of drunken men, including Fyodor, found her asleep along the stream bank and questioned whether she was a woman or an animal. Fyodor exclaimed she was a woman, and hung back after all the other men left. Several months later it was obvious Lizaveta was pregnant, and rumors began that it was the child of Fyodor. The night the baby was born, Lizaveta climbed over a fence and damaged herself; the child lived, but she died. The child was named Smerdyakov, and Fyodor brought the boy in to become one of his servants.

In Chapter 3, Alyosha leaves the monastery and decides to respond to Katarina's note. He finds...

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