Suffering and Redemption in the Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky
McCoubrey, Sam. “Suffering and Redemption in the Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky”, Boston College, 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/449.
In The Brothers Karamazov, Ivan Karamazov was convinced it is not right that there is so much suffering in the world, and was convinced nothing could make it right. As a result he was left with no choice but to reject the ticket for this world, or to be indignant toward the world, which means he was indignant toward life in it. If we listen closely to what Fyodor Dostoevksy had to say in five of his works, The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Insulted and Injured, and Notes from the Underground, we will find a way in which we can accept the ticket, which is to say that we will find a way to love life.