I think that you all misunderstand him. His words are sad, not heroic. He’s just full of pain, making noise to relieve his suffering. Some terrible fate is weighing on that man’s soul – something bigger than Katya – and he wants some miracle to save him. He said it himself: “I believe in a miracle…In a miracle of divine Providence. God knows my heart, he sees all my despair. He sees the whole picture. Can he allow horror to happen?” (121). The poor soul. All of Dmitri’s troubles come from wanting a miracle. That’s his whole secret. There is a lesson here, for all of us, about miracles, and suffering, and the relationship between God and man. Don’t you see it?
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