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The vulgarity of old Karamazov is once more emphasized in this section

The vulgarity of old Karamazov is once more emphasized in this section

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The vulgarity of old Karamazov is once more emphasized in this section. This time, in the presence  of Alyosha, he crudely ridicules his son's mother. This is a particularly painful scene because we  have been told that Alyosha remembers his mother with deep love and respect. The father's attack, then, believably brings on Alyosha's convulsions. Karamazov commits a verbal  murder on Alyosha's memories, and it is significant, following Alyosha's collapse, that Karamazov  does not realize that the same woman gave birth to both Ivan and Alyosha. In other words, the two  sons are so different that the old man has completely forgotten that they had the same mother. In Chapter 9, when Dmitri unleashes an uncontrollable fit of anguish and knocks down first Grigory  and later his father, Dostoevsky is tempering our credence in Dmitri's being a potential murderer. 
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