A Structural Analysis of The Brothers Karamazov

by Karen Lindsey Bruckner

Institution: North Texas State College
Year: 1959
Keywords: structure; Dostoyevsky; novel; Brothers Karamazov
Record ID: 1498712
Full text PDF: http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130451/


The purpose of this thesis is to reveal the structural unity of The Brothers Karamazov through the isolation and analyzation of the various techniques used by Dostoyevsky to unify the novel. In order to retain more than a few impressions and remembrances of outstanding events, in order to retain the novel itself, the reader needs to be aware of the structure of the work. If the fullest realization of the novel depends upon the reader's perception of its structure, the structure becomes the important critical element.