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  • Raskolnikov And His Mental Condition
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    Chose a character who might -- on the basis of the character's actions alone -- be considered evil or immoral. Explain both how and why the presentation of the character makes us react more sympathetically than we otherwise might. In Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, the character of Raskolnikov is one who may be considered evil or immoral for his actions, however his portrayal by the author is one that instills sympathy in the reader for the character due to his motives and personal, internal...
  • Raskolnikov Definition Of Crime
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    Crime and Punishment: Protagonist and Antagonist Essay Crime and Punishment is considered by many to be the first of FyodorDostoevsky's great books. Crime and Punishment is a psychological account of a crime. The crime is double murder. A book about such a broad subject can be made powerful and appealing to our intellectual interests if there is a link between the reader, the action, and the characters. Doestoevsky makes all these links at the right places. The action takes place between the pro...
  • Pulcheria Alexandrovna And Dunya
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    One July day in St. Petersburg, a poor young man slips out of his apartment and goes out. He is Rodion Romanych Raskolnikov, a former student, and he is preoccupied with something. He arrives at the apartment of Alyona Ivanovna, a pawnbroker, where he is attempting a trial of the unknown deed obsessing him. He has pawned something to this woman a month before, and now pawns an old watch for much less than he had hoped to get. As the woman gets her money, he watches and listens very carefully, st...
  • Raskolnikov
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    Raskolnikov's Suffering in Crime and Punishment In Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, Crime and Punishment, suffering is an integral part of every introduced character's role. However, the message that Dostoevsky wants to present with the main character, Raskolnikov, is not one of the Christian idea of salvation through suffering. The pain Raskolnikov experiences is pangs of either physical or mental anxiety. In owing his landlord money, he is revolted at the thought of having to make excuses to her. Ra...
  • Raskolnikov's Dream About The Mare
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    Crime and Punishment In Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Raskolnikov's dream about the mare can be used as a vehicle to probe deep into his mentality to discover how he really feels inside. The dream suggests that Raskolnikov is a "split" man; after all, his name in Russian means "split". He has a cruel and thoughtless side as well as a caring, compassionate side to his personality. Through the dream and the symbols therein, a reader can cast Raskolnikov, as well as other characters from Crime...
  • Raskolnikov's Dream
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    Crime and Punishment By: Tom Burke E-mail: In the novel Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky portrays the main character, Raskolnikov, in a complex and unique fashion. He could have been portrayed as the good guy, bad guy, or just your average man on the street, but Raskolnikov is displayed with more than one persona. It would have been much easier for Raskolnikov to explain his weakness, but it was more pleasant for him to consider himself a strong man (Chizhevsky 164). Raskolnikov's dream reveals ...
  • Character And Thoughts Of Her Murderer Raskolnikov
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    Erik Klaxon web Mrs. Griffith English IV H October 5th, 1997 Throughout the novel Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky develops the character of Alyonia Ivanovna into one that guides the flow of the book. At the most obvious level she is essential to the plot. After all, if it weren't for her, who would Raskolnikov have murdered In addition, Ivanovnas character is of paramount importance when analyzing the effects her murder has on the psyche of Raskolnikov. Despite the fact that she appears only on...
  • Confession Of Raskolnikov
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    Raskolnikov went straight home. He was so confused and bewildered that when he reached home and flung himself down on the sofa, he sat there for a quarter of an hour simply recovering and trying to get this thoughts into some kind of order. (page 300) His mind began to wander and replay the events of Nikolay's confession in his head, and thought how things could have turned out differently. Trying to follow the whirlwind of ideas in his mind, Raskolnikov remembered the loud banging on the door d...
  • Raskolnikov Toward Crime
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    At the close of Crime and Punishment, Raskolinkov is convicted of Murder and sentenced to seven years in Siberian prison. Yet even before the character was conceived, Fyodor Dostoevsky had already convicted Raskolinkov in his mind (Frank, Dostoevsky 101). Crime and Punishment is the final chapter in Dostoevsky's journey toward understanding the forces that drive man to sin, suffering, and grace. Using ideas developed in Notes from Underground and episodes of his life recorded in Memoirs of the H...
  • Two Sides Of Raskolnikov
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    Intellect and Emotion In Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, the main character is a man with two contradicting personalities a dark grim side and a warm loving side. The terms dark and grim used loosely to describe his intellectual side. It was this side of him that allowed him to commit a great sin, a murder of an old pawnbroker. Raskolnikov wants to use intellect to act and react with. With it he is able to demonstrate logic, reasoning, planning, abstracting, analyzing and theorizing. H...
  • Raskolnikov
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    The criminal mind of Raskolnikov- His inability to conquer his conscience after the murder. human Value Is it acceptable for some human beings to suffer and die and not for others In the novel Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky offers his solution through the character of Raskolnikov. This character has a split personality in which on one hand offers a complex view of justice for some people to kill others, he being one of those that can kill. However in his actions he deeply sympathize with the s...
  • Raskolnikov's Life
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    The character Rodin Romanov na Raskolnikov from Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment is a classic example of a tragic hero. His life as a man of many redeeming qualities takes a turn for the worst as his desires to improve his existence lead him to surrender to temptations that inevitably ruin his life. Fortunately, Raskolnikov's life does not end in tragedy, for he is able to find comfort and peace of mind through the unconditional love of his friends and family. Through Raskolnikov, ...
  • Razumihin The Next Day Raskolnikov
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    Crime and Punishment-Summary-Part One The story begins as the main character, Rodin Raskolnikov, is walking to visit an old pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanovna. He is in a confused state, and must avoid his landlady because he owes rent for quite some time. He arrives at the pawnbroker's and pawns a watch that his father gave him. He is disgusted by what happens at the pawnbroker's and feels that he had been cheated out of his money. He leaves the pawnbroker's shop very mad. On the way back to his home,...
  • Raskolnikov Torments Sonya
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    While reading Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the notion that it is a novel about Christianity seems absurd at first. Its central story focuses on revenge, murder and punishment - ideals contrary to Christian beliefs. Although the book may appear to be non-Christian, there were many instances where faith, suffering and redemption were present. These occasions show that the underlying theme of Crime and Punishment is one of Christianity. The references to icons, Lazarus, New Jerusalem...
  • Raskolnikov's Punishment The Dual Murder
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    The setting- name the time and place - note any symbolism if any - study the history of that period, for example, St. Petersburg in Russia at the end of the 19th century to perceive the world view of people at that time 1. St. Petersburg, Russia - Crime and Punishment was written in 1886. At the time the novel was written, St. Petersburg had been the nation's capital. St. Petersburg stands on the River Neva. This period covers one of the most active and changing periods in Russian history until ...
  • Raskolnikov Being
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    'Tis a stated fact that the physical environment surrounding a living creature has a profound impact on their mind, attitude, charisma, integrity, and basically all the key essentials that makes that creature unique from all others. What Dostoyevsky did in the novel, Crime and Punishment, was make the surrounding environment of St. Petersburg, Russia, during the 1850's, be a noticeably decaying place of both moral and virtue and with this theme of the city being in a constant downward spiral, th...
  • Punishment Of Shakespeare's Macbeth And Dostoevsky's Raskolnikov
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    A Comparison Of Macbeth And Crime AndA Comparison Of Macbeth And Crime And Punishment Shakespeare?'s? Macbeth? and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment explore the psychological depths of man. These two works examine tragedy as represented through the existential beliefs of many philosophers. Existentialist theory expresses the idea that man can satisfy his own needs, regardless of social codes, if he has the energy and ambition to act. Both Macbeth and Raskolnikov have the ambition to act, but eac...

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