In Dostoevsky?s The Brother?s Karamazov, all of the characters have inner battles with themselves. Each section of the book is dedicated to the battles each character has. Book XI is a section about different characters, but each one has dealings with a demonic presence. Lise and Ivan both have their own trouble with evil entities.
In the chapter called ?The Little Demon? Lise encounters a new part of her personality. She is possessed by an evil being, though we never really know what it is. Aloysha even comments on how different she is in just three days. She is simply not herself.
Throughout the entire chapter, Lise struggles with her feelings. She is torn again between her feelings for Aloysha, as is the case throughout the book. She says she respects him and does not feel ashamed around him, but she does not love him and does not want to be his wife. She
also says that she only wants his tears when she dies. This continuous change in feelings is evidently because of the evil presence that is accompanying her at the time of Aloysha?s visit.
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