The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

by

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Polish for “sirs” or “gentlemen,” the panie are two Polish officers with whom Grushenka and Kalganov are keeping company at Plastunov’s inn when Dmitri Fyodorovich arrives. One is short, “plumpish,” and “broad-faced.” He is Pan Mussyalovich, the Polish officer to whom Grushenka is supposedly engaged. He is a retired official of the twelfth grade, which is one of the lowest-ranking grades of the imperial civil service, and served in Siberia as a veterinarian. Grushenka has been in love with him for five years, though the officer ultimately dumped her and married another woman. His companion is Pan Vrublevsky, a freelance dentist who is described as “exceedingly tall.” Trifon Borisovich exposes the men for cheating during a card game with a marked deck. The panie leave and the Polish officer breaks his engagement with Grushenka. The panie later run out of money and end up living in abject poverty.
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The Panie Character Timeline in The Brothers Karamazov

The timeline below shows where the character The Panie appears in The Brothers Karamazov. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 3: Book 8, Chapter 7: The Former and Indisputable One
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...Grushenka senses something different in Dmitri’s manner. Next, Maximov greets the visitor. He then asks the panie (the Polish officers) to excuse him for intruding and invites them to have a drink.... (full context)
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The group drinks champagne and Dmitri takes time to examine the panie . The one with the pipe speaks Russian well. Maximov tells a story, saying that... (full context)
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...orders, “Enough!” He won’t let Dmitri bet anymore. Grushenka agrees that he should quit, but the panie are offended. Pan Vrubelvsky shouts at Pyotr Fomich, and Grushenka scolds him. (full context)
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Dmitri invites the panie into the other room, assuring Grushenka that they’ll be back momentarily. In the other room,... (full context)
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The panie are speaking Polish angrily, and Grushenka loses patience and demands that they speak Russian. Pan... (full context)
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...innkeeper throw them out. Trifon Borisich tells him to shut up. He then reports that the panie played baccarat with marked cards. The innkeeper shows his own deck, which remained unopened. Pyotr... (full context)
Part 3: Book 8, Chapter 8: Delirium
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...her, singing, but Grushenka chases him away with her handkerchief. She tells Dmitri to summon the panie to watch her, but they won’t come. (full context)
Part 3: Book 9, Chapter 8: The Evidence of the Witnesses. The Wee One.
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...thousand. However, he didn’t really know how much money Dmitri had. He also testifies that the panie had cheated at cards. Once they were banished, Dmitri’s relations with Grushenka improved. From Pyotr... (full context)
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After this, the panie are interrogated. They say that they went to their room but didn’t sleep all night.... (full context)
Part 4: Book 11, Chapter 1: At Grushenka’s
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...three roubles. She had already received many of these letters and, when she fell ill, the panie visited her. When the panie sent a final letter asking for one rouble, Grushenka felt... (full context)
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...she made the mistake of telling Dmitri that she was going to send pirozhki to the panie . He got jealous. She says that Dmitri may seem to be suffering, but he... (full context)
Part 4: Book 12, Chapter 2: Dangerous Witnesses
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...floor, the innkeeper initially dodges the question, but then says that he returned the money. The panie testify next, saying that Dmitri offered them three thousand “to buy their honor.” Fetyukovich then... (full context)
Part 4: Book 12, Chapter 7: A Historical Survey
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...Khokhlakov. The prosecutor claims that, if Fenya had mentioned that Grushenka was in Mokroye with the panie , nothing may have occurred. Beside himself, Dmitri snatched what the prosecutor thinks is the... (full context)