In this book -...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
In this book, all of Dmitri's past lies and braggadocios coalesce and smother his pleas of innocence.  Logically, one could say that Dmitri had the motive for the murder and was, as confessed, even at  the scene of the crime. The conclusion seems obvious. Dostoevsky has carefully arranged the  details and circumstances in such a manner that the case against Dmitri is wholly convincing; the  man is guilty. But there is another dimension to the investigation. As the officers review Dmitri's life,  Dmitri also reviews his life and begins to realize the nature of his past and its meaning. It is this  realization that greatly aids his reformation. Only in the light of such dire circumstances is it possible  for someone like Dmitri to evaluate all his acts and take full responsibility for them. Grushenka has never spoken with Father Zossima, but the wisdom of the elder is a part of her newly 
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online