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Dmitri seeks help and explains to Alyosha that Ivan has planned the escape because he believes Dmitr

Dmitri seeks help and explains to Alyosha that Ivan has planned the escape because he believes Dmitr

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Dmitri seeks help and explains to Alyosha that Ivan has planned the escape because he believes  Dmitri to be guilty. Alyosha reassures his brother that he never believed him to be the murderer.  Alyosha then searches for Ivan and finds that he is on the verge of a mental breakdown. During the first of Ivan's interviews with Smerdyakov, Ivan is told by the cook that he ran away  because he already knew that violence was readying itself in the Karamazov house. Smerdyakov  further reminds Ivan that the two of them are very much alike. Ivan accepts neither of these ideas,  but he broods on them, and as he leaves he feels that there is "an insulting significance in  Smerdyakov's last words." It is this ambiguity that brings him back for a second interview. During this next interview, Smerdyakov accuses Ivan outright of desiring his father's death. "You had 
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