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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

  

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Herzenstube

Character Analysis

Herzenstube is a mild-mannered, well-loved doctor who has been a fixture in the town for many years. At the trial he tells the story of how he took pity on Dmitri when he was a young, starving child, offering him some nuts. When Dmitri returned to the town as an adult, he thanked the doctor for this act of kindness.