The Brothers Karamazov

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These fine ladies understand nothing.  They want to suffer; they want to live for some higher thing.  But their “higher thing” is just base emotion, strained into something fine.  What she’s done is to take her romantic love and try to transform it into a higher love, a Christian love. She is going to forgive all, to accept all.  She is going to extend to her Dmitri a love with no conditions and no bounds. Ha!  It’s all folly.  How can a woman love a man the way Christ loved his children?  Love between a man and a woman is too dark, too complicated, too full of passions, don’t you think?

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