Madame h asks zosima should i take care of my sick

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Madame H asks zosima: should I take care of my sick daughter Lise or leave her and join a covenant—zosima says keep taking care of your daughter, that’s the hard part Father zosima reassuring Overarching world theme: you find the meaning of life from the bottom up not the top down aka by doing small good deeds not waiting for miracles love thy neighbor not just humanity - Social scientist would say you get the right ideas and philosophy then you apply it to the situation and you’ll find the meaning of life - Here Alyosha explains you must love life “regardless of logic, and it’s only then one will understand the meaning of it” - ^bottom up idea, love thy neighbor not just humanity, experience of life, love life more than the meaning of it, love the experience and from there will come ideas and philosophy Interviews—field of possibilities Review Session : Beauty is a terrible and awful thing - Dmitri talking to Alyosha - In the garden in the cottage outside Fyodor’s house - Confessions of a Passionate Heart - When Dmitri is spying on Fyodor I most respectfully returned him the ticket - Ivan is saying this to Alyosha - They’re in a tavern - Rebellion
- Onion - Father Zossima just died - Lacerations - Cano of Galilee - - Grand inquisitor - Miracle, mystery, authority - Ivan phrases: everything is permitted - Sticky little leaves - Ivan’s - Father - Rebellion - Son - GI - Spirit - ? - Even tho nothing matters, he still wants to keep living - Materialism and morality Themes: - Psychology - Of human embarrassment (humiliation/shame/guilt) - Victim psychology - monastery - Fyodor says that it’s pleasant to take offense - Morality - Morality of wishes/thoughts - why should such a man exist? - Dmitri about his own father - if someone is just going to sin, why should they exist? And yet to kill him would be amoral - Complexity of morality w/out grand authority - Society - Empathy - The onion (?) - - Bottom up empathy - take the individual situation and derive larger themes from the specific situation occurring multiple times instead of: - Top down - which is looking at a person and fitting them into a schema Smergyokov
Theme 1: Wishes vs. Actions Theme Explanation- Throughout the novel, the theme of wishes versus actions is considered in various ways. Already our actions are held to a moral standard, but through the inactions and thoughts (or wishes) of his characters, Dostoevsky argues that our desires not only should be held to a moral standard also, but that our desires are s held to that standard already. This theme is connected to the biblical passage of The Sermon on the Mount in which Jesus preaches to his followers that they should not only refrain from doing evil, but that they also should avoid thinking evil as well. In fact, it is said that wishes unacted upon cause most of the evil in the world.

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