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Dostoyevsky: An Analysis

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To take this a step further than Dostoyevsky, I don’t believe that the term “innocent” applies only to children. Those who have had their free will taken and are forced to suffer are also innocent. Had Dostoyevsky lived through the age of holocaust, he would’ve agreed with me. Jewish people, forced into concentration camps, were torture and killed; their religion the sole reason. They had faith, but their suffering was watched idly by their god as six million of “his people” were killed. They were rational people facing an irrational world that was indifferent to them. The concept of human suffering is too much for Ivan to blindly accept.
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