Next day many people gather to view the holy man

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Next day many people gather to view the holy man's corpse, for popular rumor has whispered for  years that upon Zossima's death, a miracle would occur. No miracle occurs, however. Instead, a foul  and putrid odor fills the room, and all of the mourners are horrified. Even Alyosha questions God's  justice and, momentarily yielding to temptation, he flees to Grushenka's house. But after he has  talked with the girl, he discovers that she is not the sinful woman he sought; she is remarkably  sensitive and quite understanding and compassionate. Alyosha's faith is restored and, later, in a  dream of Jesus' coming to the wedding of Cana, he realizes that life is meant to be joyously shared.  Now he is absolutely certain of his faith in God and in immortality. Dmitri has meanwhile been frantically searching for a way to raise the money to repay Katerina. He 
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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