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In the article the functioning of Pushkin’s plot in the novel “The Brothers Karamazov” by F.M. Dostoyevsky is investigated. The analysis of love-letter confession 244 МАКАРИЧЕВА connecting two heroines of Dostoyevsky’s novel with the novel “Eugene Onegin” helps reveal psychological features of one of the main characters of “The Brothers Karamazov” – Katerina Ivanovna Verkhovtseva, to show her “dalekost’” [difference] from a harmonious Pushkin ideal of the Russian woman. The appeal to a parallel plot with Lisa Hokhlakova not only expands the idea of this personage’s character, but also specifi es the ideological and art function of the minor heroine in the whole of the novel.


Russian Literature of the 19th c., plot parallel, image of woman, ideal of the Russian woman

Natalia A. Makarycheva - The St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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