The young man reaches his father

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The young man reaches his father's house and finds more confusion: Smerdyakov is loudly arguing  with another servant about religion, spouting many of Ivan's ideas. Later, when the servants are  ordered away, Karamazov taunts Ivan and Alyosha about God and immortality, and Ivan answers  that he believes in neither. Alyosha quietly affirms the existence of both. Dmitri then bursts into the  room crying for Grushenka and when he cannot find her, attacks his father and threatens to kill him. Alyosha tends his father's wounds, then goes back to the monastery for the night. The next day he  goes to see Katerina, as he promised Dmitri, and tries to convince her that she and Ivan love each  other and that she should not concern herself with Dmitri and his problems. He is unsuccessful. Later that same day, Alyosha comes upon Ivan in a restaurant, and they continue the conversation 
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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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