As Alyosha begins his journey through the complex world of society

As Alyosha begins his journey through the complex world of society

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As Alyosha begins his journey through the complex world of society, he goes first to his father's  house and listens to all kinds of vulgar and disgusting stories. His father tells him that he will need  much money in later years to tempt young "wenches" to sleep with him and suggests that Ivan is  trying to marry Katerina so that Dmitri will have to marry Grushenka; thus old Karamazov will be  prevented from remarrying and leaving his fortune to a new wife — in other words, to Grushenka. All  these wild accusations color more darkly Dostoevsky's portrait of Karamazov as a repulsive and  bestial type. Throughout the confession, Alyosha is able to retain his peaceful mien and never  compromises his inner nature of dignity and love. In the scene with young Ilusha, Alyosha still remains a perfectly self-contained individual. He does  not even use violence when Ilusha bites him so viciously. It is a bitter entrance into the world — 
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