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The Brothers Karamazov Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part III, Book Seven, Chapter 1-3, Part III, Book Eight, Chapter 1-8 Summary

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Part III, Book Seven, Chapter 1-3, Part III, Book Eight, Chapter 1-8 Summary

When the Elder dies, his body is placed in an open coffin in his cell, and unfortunately, the odor of the deceased body begins much earlier than is normal. In Chapter 2, Alyosha leaves the monastery, not because he is ashamed of the smell from the coffin of his hero, but because his hero's day was ruined by the disgrace mentioned by other monks. Alyosha does not go far, and Rakitin finds him face down in the pine grove. Rakitin persists in asking questions, offering food and vodka at his house, and Alyosha gets up to go with him. At the last moment, Rakitin suggests they go to see Grushenka first. In Chapter 3, Alyosha and Rakitin arrive at Grushenka's house, where she is dressed as if...

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