Live listing The Brothers Karamazov (contains spoilers)

I'm barely literate so this might take years...
  1. I just repeated "Karamazov" out loud like ten times and I still don't know if I'm saying it right. Fun though, if you start using middle fingers.
  2. Karamazov translates to "Black Smear"
    In fact, most names translate hilariously..
  3. Ok, I finished the superfluous introduction.. I'll update this list as I go..
  4. Fyodor is an "evil buffoon," and yet, already a tiny bit relatable. Adelaïda sounds cool as fuck. Sucks she died.
    "In most cases, people, even the wicked, are much more naïve and simple-hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves, too."
  5. Poor Mitya, so forgotten and shuffled about. Only to have basically been duped about his estate by his father... the buffoon.
  6. Jesus Christ, this family. Ivan, whoa, the "eyewitness".. and Alexey—the "hero"—the "novice"—and then Sofya.. another dead mother.
    Ivan sounds pretty dope I ain't gonna lie.
  7. Oh, but Alyosha (Alexey) is turning out to be the sleeper hit, and it's only chapter 4 of book 1.
    "There was something about him which said and made one feel at once (and it was so all his life afterwards) that he did not want to be a judge of people, that he would never take judgement upon himself and would never condemn anyone for anything." Ok, yeah.. starting to get why he's the hero.
  8. "He never remembered an insult."
    Teach me.
  9. Of Fyodor : "He loved to be depraved with the female sex not as before, but in somehow a more revolting way."
  10. Fuck, the process of choosing an elder is serious business:
    "...this terrible school of abnegation, is undertaken voluntarily, in the hope of self-conquest, of self-mastery, in order, after such a long ordeal, to attain perfect freedom, that is, from self; to escape the lot of those who have lived their whole life without finding their true selves in themselves."
  11. This awkward bowing dance at the monastery has turned into a Monty Python sketch.
  12. "The man who lies to himself can be more easily offended than anyone."
    Stake in my heart.
  13. This is easily the funniest book I have ever read. Book 2, Chapter 2 : "The Old Buffoon," holy fucking shit I'm dying.
  14. "Men will even give their lives if only the ordeal does not last long and is soon over, with all looking on and applauding as though on the stage."
  15. "Why do you hate so and so, so much?"
    "I'll tell you why: he never did me any harm, it's true, but I played a dirty trick on him, and as soon as I did it, I immediately began to hate him for it."