In Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, the subject of duality and the contention between close to home wants and ethics is available all through a great part of the novel. There are double clashes of external between a frustrated individual and his reality, and the other internal between a disconnected soul and his internal contemplations. […]

In Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, the character of Raskolnikov is alienated from society due to his egotistic and twisted self-concept. In his mind, he genuinely believes that his status as “extraordinary” sets him apart from common folk, and grants him the right to commit any crime which satisfies his own personal vision. Part 1 of […]

The mainly Russian Orthodox city of St. Petersburg also serves as an important symbol to the story, not only as the setting, but it also has historical and geographical significance. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Russia began reconnecting with Europe after a long period of isolation, and Russia and St. Petersburg in particular became […]

Rodion Raskolnikov, former law student, is living in poverty and contemplates murdering the mean pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna. While contemplating this act, Rodion meets a drunkard whose daughter (Sonya) has turned to prostitution to support his family and finds out his sister (Dunya) is planning to marry a wealthy man (Luzhin). Raskolnikov decides to kill the […]

Introduction There is a reason that Cesare Beccaria is known as the father of modern criminology and Classical School of criminology. His work from On Crimes and Punishment which was published in 1764 first anonymously has revised, defined and shed the light needed on the views of the U.S. and overall the Western world when […]

Sigmund Freud believes that dreams can reveal a person’s deepest unconscious desires. There are various dreams in Crime and Punishment that are significant and symbolic from Raskolnikov’s mind. A significance to a dream is crucial because of Raskolnikov’s complex psychology that can be better understood with the illustration of a fantasy. These dreams are intended […]

In exploring capital punishment, it turns out to be clear rapidly that maybe the most continuous discussions concerning it focus on whether capital punishment stops murder. There has been comprehensive examination done on this inquiry, henceforth there is an abundance of factual data accessible over which to contend. Rivals of capital punishment refer to concentrates […]

Part four of “Crime and Punishment” written by Dostoevsky includes a passage that talks about the story of Lazarus. The story of Lazarus comes from the bible, it is a story which talks about Lazarus being resurrected by Jesus four days after his death, in the story Jesus said if Lazarus believed in him he […]

In the original novel Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, suffering is a fundamental piece of each character’s job. Dostoevsky utilizes comic characters as instruments for contending philosophical issues. A normal model is the garrulous pub character Marmeladov, a heavy drinker with an unexpected unique side to his character. Through his conduct, Marmeladov causes the […]

Time and time again, authors have deliberately chosen certain names for their characters as a method of highlighting their characteristics and personalities. In Crime and Punishment, author Fyodor Dostoevsky chooses to name his protagonist “Raskolnikov,” the root of which (“raskol”) signifies “schism” or “split.” Raskolnikov’s dual personality is the controlling idea behind the both the […]

In the book, Crime and Punishment (1866), Dostoevsky, a Russian writer, and philosopher, humiliates extraordinary man theory. Dostoevsky shows the Extraordinary man theory as illogical with the use of his characters. The signs of the ordinary and extraordinary man are manifest within Raskolnikov’s character, even though there are several characters that represent one of the […]