The Brothers Karamazov - Study Guide Part IV, Book Twelve, Chapter 10-14, Epilogue, Chapter 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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The defense attorney begins his speech. In Chapter 11, the defense lawyer introduces a new point of contention: there is no proof there was three thousand in the envelope found on the floor, only hearsay. And why is Mitya not allowed to have any honor at all?

In Chapter 12, the defense lawyer continues with his pleas that they consider Smerdyakov as the murderer, and wants to know why no further investigation was done on him. Fetyukovich wants to create doubt in the minds of the jurors and he is so persuasive that at one point the courtroom rises and applauds him. In Chapter 13, the defense attorney discusses Fyodor, the deceased, and states this man was not an ideal father. The defense attorney charges the jurors with deciding not only the truth of...

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