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Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brother’s Karamazov is a cornerstone of classic literature centering on the emotional, philosophical turmoil and legal fallout of the murder and robbery of the Karamazov patriarch, Fyodor. This 700+ page saga focuses on themes of faith, morality, and freedom in small-town Russia.
And we’ve cut this epitome of Russian literary excellence down to eight memes.
What follows is either the ultimate dumbing down of a timeless classic, or the best thing to happen to time-poor bookworms since Cliffs Notes went online.
Either way, scroll down for pretty much all you need to know about the story, themes and characters of a book which Albert Einstein called “the supreme summit of all literature.”
Which literary classics should we memeify next? Follow us on Twitter @BanditFiction and we’ll turn your favorite works of literature into expressions of our modern world.
About the Contributor
Michael Bird (he/him) is the interim Feedback and Editorials Manager at Bandit Fiction. He is a Romania-based writer and journalist, with stories published by Bristol Short Story Prize, Storgy, The University of Huddersfield Press and Bandit Fiction, among others. As a journalist, he has investigated the last convicted vampire hunter in Romania, Donald Trump’s dealings with Kazakh oligarchs, home-made killer drugs in Georgia, and, currently, how Covid-19 spreads among migrant workers in meat-packing factories across Europe.