The Brothers Karamazov

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The Brothers Karamazov
Name The Brothers Karamazov
Appears In Maternity Leave, The Whole Truth, Lockdown, Dave
Author Fyodor Dostoevsky

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The Brothers Karamazov (Братья Карамазовы in Russian, /'bratʲjə karə'mazəvɨ/) is generally considered one of the greatest novels by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and the culmination of his life's work. It has been acclaimed all over the world by authors as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Andrew R. MacAndrew, Konstantin Mochulsky, Albert Einstein, and Pope Benedict XVI and is often regarded as a masterpiece of literature and one of the greatest novels ever written.

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Locke provides Ben with this book to pass the time. Later on the the two discuss how Hemingway was jealous of Dostoevsky.

Ben tears a page of the book out and draws the map to his balloon on the back of it for Ana-Lucia.

Jack asks Ben how he's enjoying the book, and Ben reads the passage from the book: "Men reject their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and honor those whom they have slain" and asks what the difference between a prophet and a martyr is, to which Jack replies that it seems like either way you end up dead.

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