Grushenka has never spoken with Father Zossima

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Grushenka has never spoken with Father Zossima, but the wisdom of the elder is a part of her newly  discovered self. She tries, for example, to take the blame — to take Dmitri's sins upon herself — by  crying out that she is responsible for the crime. She played with the passions of an old man and his  son, and, as a result, murder was committed. Later, when Dmitri swears to her that he is innocent,  she is convinced of the truth of what he has said. She needs no other proof; this alone illustrates the  extent of her love for Dmitri. This is the deeply transforming love that Zossima taught. At first, Dmitri thinks it only a matter of time before he will be able to convince the officials of his  innocence, but as the questions and the evidence begin to mount around him, he begins to see the  seriousness of his position. It is then that he undergoes a change. He realizes the need for a 
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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