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Alyosha's questionings align him closely with his brother Ivan. Ivan also asked about God's justice,  and, like his brother, Alyosha does not question God; he is concerned only about His justice. When  the seminarian appears, Alyosha even echoes Ivan's arguments by saying, "I am not rebelling  against my God; I simply don't accept His world." But Karamazovs are concerned with justice, not  God Himself. Alyosha, of course, realizes that Christ went through such jeering and mockery. But for a moment,  he gives way to temptation, and in this way he becomes human and not semi-divine; he becomes  believably mortal. He can later be more deeply admired for his courage in resisting temptation.  Alyosha questions, and by his questions one realizes the value of doubting. A serene acceptance of  all — with no questioning — is neither courageous nor admirable; it is merely shallow, immature. 
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