THE FUNCTION OF THE MOTIVE OF "ORDEALS" IN F.M. DOSTOEVSKY'S NOVEL "KARAMAZOV BROTHERS"

  • Tatyana Nikolaevna Vasil'chikova
  • Irina Aleksandrovna Almakaeva

Abstract

The ideas of orthodox anthropology, which are the basis of conception of .Dostoevsky's novel "Karamazov brothers", are expressed at all levels of itsideologico-artistic content. The motive of "ordeals" Dmitry Karamazov goes through during the pretrial, goes up to orthodox eschatology, where ordeals are shown as soul's trial after death and the first stage of Doomsday.The motive is used to express the main idea of the novel - possibility of person's spiritual renovation, regardless of his depravity, even on conditions of moral decline of society. Though the character is pleaded guilty by "publicans" - vicious judges, from the stand-point of orthodox humanism, from this very moment his spiritual renovation begins.
Section
Humanities