The Brothers Karamazov

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The strangest thing was that Dmitri admitted to murder – but of the servant, Grigory! Then, when he heard that Grigory was alive, he thanked the Lord for “this greatest miracle”  (458).  He seemed to believe that his prayers had been answered: if Grigory was resurrected, then Dmitri himself is resurrected, too.  But the irony is that, though his prayers were answered, he stands accused of a more terrible crime – parricide.  As was true in the case of the death of the Elder Zosima, the miracle we wait for is not granted, and something more mysterious is sent in its place. Maybe this is the secret of miracles:  they rarely mean what they seem…?

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