The Brothers Karamazov Setting & Symbolism

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Skotoprigonyevsk

This is the name of the town where the narrator and all the characters live. It is not a city, but not a village, being fair-sized. Its main claim to fame is being the home to a monastery that attracts very wise men to live and work there. The name of the town is not revealed to the reader until Page 573, when the articles written by Rakitin appear under the heading "From Skotoprigonyevsk" and the narrator admits he was concealing it all this time. The town is located near Mokroye and Chermashnya and within a train's ride of Moscow.

Monastery

The monastery is home to Zosima, Alyosha, Father Perapont and many other monks. It consists of their cells, a church, a graveyard and some gardens, surrounded by woods. It is outside the town, but within walking distance.

Karamazov Home

The home is located not in the center...

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