On the day scheduled for the meeting between the Karamazovs and the elder

On the day scheduled for the meeting between the Karamazovs and the elder

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On the day scheduled for the meeting between the Karamazovs and the elder, Zossima, Fyodor and  Ivan arrive accompanied by a former guardian of Dmitri, Miusov, and a relative of Miusov, Kalganov.  Dmitri Karamazov, however, is not at the monastery, and all wonder, naturally, whether he will come;  he was certainly notified only the previous day. The meeting takes on an air of mystery. A very old monk emerges, greets the guests, and then leads them to Father Zossima's cell. All are  invited to have lunch with the Father Superior following the interview, he says. First, however, they  must wait for Zossima. The wait, though not long, seems interminable to Miusov. Uncontrollably, he finds himself growing  increasingly irritated at the crude jokes that Fyodor Karamazov unleashes concerning the monastic  life. Father Zossima at last arrives, accompanied by Alyosha, two other monks, and Rakitin, a divinity 
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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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