* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Father Paissy

Character Analysis

Father Paissy is a hieromonk (senior monk) who defends Zosima and believes in his teachings. After Zosima dies, Father Paissy serves as a kind of alternative father figure for Alyosha.

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement