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The Brothers Karamazov Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Further Study

Dostoyevsky had a profound impact on many twentieth-century authors like Albert Camus, Richard Wright, and Franz Kafka. Select a novel by one of these authors and write an essay tracing Dostoyevsky's influence.

There are many references throughout the novel to religious lore. Pick a few of them and research the full stories. How do these references impact the story? Are they relevant to modern American readers, or are these stories ignored?

Define the concept of the ideal Russian woman. Compare Grushenka and Katerina in terms of this concept.

Dmitri reluctantly considers escaping to America. What does America represent in this context? Has the impression of America changed?

How does the story of Ilusha's lost dog reflect the concerns of the novel as a whole?

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