The Brothers Karamazov tells the story of Dimitri, Ivan and Alyosha, three brothers who deal with the aftermath of the murder of their father. Going into the psychology of each of the brothers and how they deal with life and death, Dostoevsky was able to highlight a lot of Russia's social issues at the time. On par with any of Tolstoy's works, The Brothers Karamazov carefully exposes the pretense of Russian nobility through the childish antics and behaviors of the characters in the book. Filled with depth and rich with philosophical inquiry, The Brothers Karamazov stands as one of Russia's finest works of literature.
The violent lives of three sons are exposed when their father is murdered and each one attempts to come to terms with his guilt.