The Brothers Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Analysis: Three-Act Plot Analysis
For a three-act plot analysis, put on your screenwriter’s hat. Moviemakers know the formula well: at the end of Act One, the main character is drawn in completely to a conflict. During Act Two, she is farthest away from her goals. At the end of Act Three, the story is resolved.
The three brothers Karamazov return to their father's home. Relations are particularly tense between Dmitri and his father because of an inheritance dispute and a romantic rivalry.
With Dmitri and his father's relationship at an all-time low, his father is murdered.
Dmitri is wrongly convicted of his father's murder and awaits exile in Siberia.