The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

by

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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The landlord’s daughter, who has no surname and lives next door to Fyodor Pavlovich. After Fyodor’s death, she moves into “a tiny, lopsided log-house.” She used to get soup in Fyodor’s kitchen and listen when Smerdyakov sang and played the guitar. She lives in a log-house, which is “almost a hut,” with her mother and the deathly ill Smerdyakov, who moved in with them after Fyodor’s death.
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Maria Kondratievna Character Timeline in The Brothers Karamazov

The timeline below shows where the character Maria Kondratievna appears in The Brothers Karamazov. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Book 5, Chapter 2: Smerdyakov with a Guitar
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...it’s Smerdyakov and that the lady must be “the daughter of the house” from Moscow, Maria Kondratievna . They’re sitting on a bench some distance away. (full context)
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Smerdyakov tells Maria Kondratievna how verse is “nonsense” because no one talks in rhymes. She praises his intelligence and... (full context)
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Alexei sneezes, causing Smerdyakov and Maria Kondratievna to go quiet. Alexei gets up and walks toward them. He asks if Dmitri will... (full context)
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Smerdyakov says that Dmitri twice threatened him with death. Maria Kondratievna says that, the other day, Dmitri threatened to “grind [Smerdyakov] in a mortar.” Smerdyakov tells... (full context)
Part 3: Book 8, Chapter 3: Gold Mines
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...Dmitri then goes to Fyodor’s gazebo, looking for Smerdyakov. Finally, he goes next door to Maria Kondratievna ’s, where he hears about Smerdyakov’s illness. He also learns that Ivan left for Moscow... (full context)
Part 3: Book 9, Chapter 2: The Alarm
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...moving. His white shirt was soaked with blood. Marfa rushed away, horrified, and went to Maria Kondratievna ’s. Maria recalled that she had heard a “piercing cry” from the Karamazov garden before... (full context)
Part 4: Book 11, Chapter 6: The First Meeting with Smerdyakov
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...asked if he needed anything. Smerdyakov said that he got all that he needed from Maria Kondratievna . Ivan said that he wouldn’t mention at the trial that Smerdyakov knows how to... (full context)
Part 4: Book 11, Chapter 7: The Second Visit to Smerdyakov
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Smerdyakov has been discharged from the hospital. He lives with Maria Kondratievna and her mother now. When Ivan sees Smerdyakov, he concludes that he’s recovered “completely” because... (full context)
Part 4: Book 11, Chapter 8: The Third and Last Meeting with Smerdyakov
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When Ivan arrives, Maria Kondratievna tells him that Smerdyakov is very sick. She assures Ivan that Smerdyakov isn’t “violent” but... (full context)
Part 4: Book 11, Chapter 10: “He Said That!”
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...liking, so as not to blame anybody.” Alexei left the note where it was at Maria Kondratievna ’s and went to the police commissioner. From there, he came straight to Ivan. He... (full context)