The Brothers Karamazov

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'''''wikipediaThe Brothers Karamazov''''' was written by wikipediaFyodor Dostoevsky in 1880. This novel was Dostoevsky's last work, telling the story of the four Karamazov brothers--each with his own distinct personality and desires. Driven by intense, uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge, they all become involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father. 

Exploring the secret depths of humanity's struggles and sins, Dostoevsky unfolds a grand epic which attempts to venture into mankind's darkest heart, and grasp the true meaning of existence. 

== In ''Lost'' == 
* Locke gave this book to "Benjamin Linus" to read while he was held captive in the Swan. {{crossref}} This book is about wikipediapatricide, echoing the deaths of Anthony Cooper and Roger Linus (respectivily). Despite Sawyer being the material murderer of Cooper, Locke is his intellectual murderer, like one of the Karamazov brothers.
* Ben drew his Ben's maps to Henry Gale's balloon on the back of the title page. {{crossref}}
* "http//www.rice.edu/sallyport/2004/spring/whoswho/whitebear.html Don't think of a white bear" is a famous psychological experiment in which subjects are asked to ''not'' think of a white bear for the next five minutes, and ring a bell each time they do. The effect of this attempted thought suppression is that people think of polar bears. The bear was chosen because one of the researchers remembered reading that when Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky challenged his brother not to think of a white bear, the brother remained perplexed for quite a while.

==Similarities and shared themes==
* Redemption
* Religion and ideologies
* Social justice
* Patricide - killing the father.
* The eldest brother is described early in the book as having known Philosophy, Mikhail personally.

==Trivia==
*In another book referenced on ''Lost'', ''Slaughterhouse-Five'', ''The Brothers Karamazov'' contains "everything there was to know about life".

== See also ==
*Appearances of literary works

== External links ==
*http//www.bibliomania.com/0/0/235/1030/frameset.html Summary at Bibliomania.com
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