The brothers karamazov quotes showing 1 30 of 1 498 above all don t lie to yourself. Smerdyakov quotes ivan s words back at him in justification as he thinks for murdering fyodor pavlovich.
The the brothers karamazov quotes below are all either spoken by ivan fyodorovich karamazov or refer to ivan fyodorovich karamazov.
Ivan karamazov quotes. Ivan is a brilliant student with an incisively analytical mind and his intelligence is directly to blame for his descent into despair. Here are a few quotes. No character in the brothers karamazov is afflicted with more trauma or inner conflict than ivan.
Ivan realizes the true extent of his own guilt for the murder in passing on his amoral irreligious philosophy to smerdyakov. The brothers karamazov smerdyakov quotes ivan s words back to him book xi ivan chapter 8 the second visit to smerdyakov. Quotes tagged as ivan karamazov showing 1 8 of 8 though i do not believe in the order of things still the sticky little leaves that come out in the spring are dear to me the blue sky is dear to me some people are dear to me whom one loves sometimes would you believe it without even knowing why.
Ivan fyodorovich karamazov quotes in the brothers karamazov. Ivan is the brainiac of the three karamazov brothers. For each quote you can also see the other characters and themes related to it each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon like this one.
This important russian novel is praised for its complexity. Intellectual and bookish he can argue circles around everyone in town. No one it seems can outwit him in an argument whether the topic be literature or religion society or politics or even affairs of the heart.
Just know one thing rakitka i may be wicked but still i gave an onion book vii chapter 3. But hesitation anxiety the struggle between belief and disbelief all that is sometimes such a torment for a conscientious man like yourself that it s better to hang oneself. Dostoyevsky expressed this conflict in ivan karamazov it s not god that i do not agree i do not accept the world that he created the brothers karamazov dostoevsky s novel in which most explicitly addresses the question of god was planned in a way that between faith against atheism.
Some human deeds. The fact that both characters cite from this famous biblical scene where one brother kills another over an inheritance and the fact that smerdyakov may or may not be a karamazov brother further emphasizes how brotherly ties have. Ivan here seems to be unaware that he is echoing smerdyakov s own citation of the line from the bible 5 2 34.
The brothers karamazov is one of the greatest novels of all time. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him or around him and so loses all respect for himself and for others.