Chapter One Page 444 Raz passages Wants to trust Ras Ras”I must finish with Svid”
Chapter Two Porifry as father figure “you can’t get on without us.” Ras won’t run; can’t run from self Suffering expiates guilt and leads to spiritual rebirth Russia – the meek shall inherit the Earth
Chapter Two Old Testament – Ten Commandments and action New Testament is Love thy Neighbor – feeling Jesus had patience with thieves,whores, etc but disliked Scribes and Pharises whose actions were fine but had corrupt feelings. Dos portrays prostitutes, drunks, etc as good but attacks empty actions of merchants and beauracrats 460 quote
“I am conviced you will decide to take your suffering for suffering Rodion Romonavich is a great thing. Don’t laugh at it, there’s an idea in suffering.” Sonia knows in her heart what Porifry knows as pyschology.
But first he must go to Svid to see the consequense and outcomes of his theories Ras wants to understand Svid’s guiding principles, but Svid does not have any
Chapter six Utilitarians -Freedom and the law – belief that man with education could become completely rational Dos - disagreed
Utilitarian's say- no good or no evil, that value determined choice in situational ethics. D believes that humanity can’t survive if there are no invariable laws.
D = Christian way of life that persuades every aspect of culture. Customs, laws, social framework… Heritage= unconscious
Svid dissipates his energy in debauchery known to people who have something to live for. S and R seek each other but are like 2 mirrors reflecting nothingness
Dunya was nice to him Masonic effort to lift him out of depravity “ Dunya felt for me and in spite of my ever gloomy and repellent look- in the end she felt pity for me, pity for the lost man. And when a girls heart is moved to pity, that is, of course, most dangerous for her. She is sure to want to save him then, to bring him to reason, to resurrect him to call him to nobler aims, to regenerate him to new life and ne activity- well, everyone knows what can be dreamt up in that vain.”