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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Why am I bound to love him simply for begetting me when he has cared nothing for me all my life after?’
  • How then could my soul beget a flunkey like you?
  • The conventional answer to this question is: ’He begot you, and you are his flesh and blood, and therefore you are bound to love him.’
  • The youth involuntarily reflects: ’But did he love me when he begot me?’ he asks, wondering more and more.
  • ’Was it for my sake he begot me?
  • No, let us prove that the progress of the last few years has touched even us, and let us say plainly, the father is not merely he who begets the child, but he who begets it and does his duty by it.
  • No, let us prove that the progress of the last few years has touched even us, and let us say plainly, the father is not merely he who begets the child, but he who begets it and does his duty by it.
  • ) "Gentlemen of the jury, you remember that awful night of which so much has been said to-day, when the son got over the fence and stood face to face with the enemy and persecutor who had begotten him.
  • "Yes, it’s a fearful thing to shed a father’s blood—the father who has begotten me, loved me, not spared his life for me, grieved over my illnesses from childhood up, troubled all his life for my happiness, and has lived in my joys, in my successes.
  • "Oh, of course, there is the other meaning, there is the other interpretation of the word ’father,’ which insists that any father, even though he be a monster, even though he be the enemy of his children, still remains my father simply because he begot me.

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