Live listing The Brothers Karamazov (contains spoilers)
I'm barely literate so this might take years...
- •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.
- •Karamazov translates to "Black Smear"In fact, most names translate hilariously..
- •Ok, I finished the superfluous introduction.. I'll update this list as I go..
- •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."
- •Poor Mitya, so forgotten and shuffled about. Only to have basically been duped about his estate by his father... the buffoon.
- •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.
- •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.
- •"He never remembered an insult."Teach me.
- •Of Fyodor : "He loved to be depraved with the female sex not as before, but in somehow a more revolting way."
- •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."
- •This awkward bowing dance at the monastery has turned into a Monty Python sketch.
- •"The man who lies to himself can be more easily offended than anyone."Stake in my heart.
- •This is easily the funniest book I have ever read. Book 2, Chapter 2 : "The Old Buffoon," holy fucking shit I'm dying.
- •"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."
- •"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."