Fyodor Dostoevsky Writing Styles in The Brothers Karamazov

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Point of View

The story is told through an Omniscient Point of View, via a narrator who is never identified. The reader knows the narrator lives in the town, knows all the parties involved, and was present at some of the events. However, through an Omniscient point of view, the narrator also knows everything about all the characters.

The reader is given the circumstances through the eyes of all the major and minor characters, providing a complete view of all action, important conversations and secrets. As a result, this book is rich in emotions, observations, descriptions and motives.

The protagonists are Alyosha and Mitya, while the Antagonists are Fyodor and at times, everyone in the town. The narrator repeatedly says the story is about Alyosha, his hero, but the point of view often travels to other characters.

Setting

The Brothers Karamazov is set in mid 18th century Russia, and...

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