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The Brothers Karamazov Book 11, Chapter 3

By Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Book 11, Chapter 3

A Little Demon

  • When Alyosha arrives, Lise is also a nervous wreck. She tells him that she craves "disorder," that she wants to suffer. She also tells him that Kalganov has even proposed to her.
  • Lise tells him that she has horrible dreams involving tiny devils infesting her closets. Alyosha admits that he has had the same dream. (Whoa.)
  • She also dreams that a – prepare yourself for ugly anti-Semitism here – Jew is torturing a small child while she eats pineapple compote.
  • Alyosha is surprised to learn that Lise actually invited Ivan and talked to him about her dream. Ivan had laughed at her and left.
  • Lise passes Alyosha a note to give to Ivan. When he leaves, she slams the door on her own finger.

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