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Alyosha is horrified and tells Ivan that these thoughts constitute rebellion

Alyosha is horrified and tells Ivan that these thoughts constitute rebellion

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Alyosha is horrified and tells Ivan that these thoughts constitute rebellion. Ivan offers Alyosha a  further example: suppose, he says, one could create a perfect world for man but it could survive only  by torturing to death "one tiny creature." Would Alyosha be the architect of such a world? As an  answer, Ivan is reminded that there is One who can forgive everything "because He gave His  innocent blood for all and everything." Ivan assures his brother that he has not forgotten "the One  without sin" and recites a prose poem that he wrote several years ago. He calls his poem "The  Grand Inquisitor." As Alyosha tells Lise of his encounter with the captain, we see that he, like Zossima, has a deeply  penetrating mind and understands the inner workings of those whom he is trying to help. This  understanding of human nature proves Alyosha much more than a simple person of simple faith.
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