Study Guide

The Brothers Karamazov Three-Act Plot Analysis

By Fyodor Dostoevsky

Three-Act Plot Analysis

Act I

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.

Act II

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.