Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment () is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The letter informs him that Dunya has decided to accept a marriage proposal from a He decides to visit his friend Razumikhin, but along the way he gets tired, and has to sleep. laws, because he would not let anything stop him from reaching his goal . one goal is to be free” what he hoped was to become a writer and “to study the . not happy in his marriage, but didn't divorce her, as she was already dying of .. Razumikhin followed Raskolnikov and they had a conversation in which. Back Story and Goals "believed traditional marriage damaged the rights of women."--> Razumikhin is opposed to Dunya marrying Luzhin for this reason. went to university with Raskolnikov where they became friends.
Granted, this is likely the effect of having Rodion tweet not just his own thoughts but also what others are saying. The result is that, at times, one might not be able to tell in the Twitter feed what is said versus thought, or what is uttered by him versus uttered by another like Svidrigailov or Porfiry.
She raised the question of the ontological status of the other characters, asking: Carol noted that Raskolnikov slips invisibly about while inside his head but surrounded by others, and we, as readers, enter this suspended state.
Carol also asked us how, for instance, we really know that Rodion really overheard a student and an officer in a tavern. In The Double, it would have been much more clear that the ontological status of the event should be questioned by the reader; Twitter brings out this ontological tension that Carol notes.
The next two sentences might make an uncertain reader suspicious: But now we have another question: It also seems to me that Rodion in Twitter form would draw less empathy than Yakov in Twitter form. So where did the empathy go? While we trace the vacillations of his self-deception and self-revelation, those psychological developments are never embedded into a broader moral or social context.
This is part 4 of a series of posts on the experience of creating RodionTweets.
You can follow the Twitter account here. The introduction to the series is here. More information about the CP project can be found here. Dunya and Razumikhin get married. One of the themes of Crime and Punishment is that no one can set themselves apart from the rest of humanity.
Crime is inevitably followed by punishment. No one can commit crime with impunity. The criminal is eventually overwhelmed by a feeling of separation and alienation which he cannot tolerate, and which forces him to try to reestablish his link to humanity.
Raskolnikov initially believes that he has the right to commit any act to achieve his ends. He murders two women, but after the crime, he falls into a delirium for several days. He suffers a madness of doubts and fears. He realizes that he is not someone who can live outside of accepted morality, and he feels the need to confess.
Raskolnikov thinks of Napoleon as an example of the man who is beyond moral laws. Raskolnikov believes that Napoleon was beyond any moral laws, because he would not let anything stop him from reaching his goal. When Raskolnikov confesses to Sonia, he says that he has realized that he is not like Napoleon. Crime and Punishment also portrays the dilemma of the Russian intellectual in the nineteenth-century. Dostoyevsky shows how Raskolnikov is corrupted by moral scepticism.
The novel exposes the bankruptcy of intellectual or ideological arguments which lack moral concern or compassion. Another theme of Crime and Punishment is that suffering can be a means to achieve moral redemption. Raskolnikov feels that suffering can be a means of atonement, a way to be forgiven of sin. Raskolnikov sees Sonia as a symbol of human suffering. He feels compassion for her, and for her family. Sonia, in turn, tries to redeem Raskolnikov. When he admits his crime to her, she accepts his suffering, and takes his suffering upon herself.
Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Sonya is a prostitute out of necessity, but she's very kind and pious. Sonya, her profession notwithstanding. Porfiry; it's a peculiar version, though, as Raskolnikov has not been Wrongly Accused: Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Did you wonder why he's do something so out of character as to give Sonia money with no strings attached?
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It doesn't take long to find out. A minor version of this trope is found in Smug Snake Luzhin; he doesn't succeed at marrying Dunya, but being the despicable asshole he is he still gets away lightly. Razumikhin's verbal recreation of the events of the murder is spot on, but Zossimov dismisses it as "melodrama. Raskolnikov is a loner who hates talking to other people, and he ends up being a murderous Anti-Hero. Love at First Sight: Razumikhin falls head over heels as soon as he lays his eyes on Dunya and since he's bit drunk at the moment, he gives her a rather wacky declaration of love.
Porfiry who always has Raskolnikov under his thumb psychologically. Martyr Without a Cause: Porfiry muses that this is probably why Nikolai confessed, and Raskolnikov and Dunya are both noted to have this trait by other characters.
Raskolnikov is derived from the archaic Russian word "raskolnik", which means "heretic" usually used when referring to the old believers -fitting well enough with the character's Well-Intentioned Extremist mindset-but it also literally means "shatterer", and indeed Raskolnikov shatters both the world around him and his own soul. Razumikhin sounds very close and is related to the Russian word "razumny", which can mean " intelligent " or " sensible ".
Lampshaded when Svidrigailov notes that Razumikhin must be a reasonable person since even his name implies it. Lebezyatnikov comes from "lebezit", which means "to fawn, to suck up".
The family of Kapernaumovs is named after the biblical town of Capernaum mentioned all four Gospels of the New Testament. However they never appear, Sonia merely rents a room at their house, later so does Svidrigailov. Raskolnikov, shortly after he is accused of being a murderer. Svidrigajlov is about to rape Dunya, but then he changes his mind. He is a loyal friend, has nothing but good intentions and can't be angry at his friends when they get drunk and disrepectful or at Raskolnikov when the latter jokes him about his love for Dunya.
Despite the way Raskolnikov treats him, he is always happy to help him. Razumikhin gives Raskolnikov one of these, along with a whole outfit, after he recovers from his sickness, and goes on for a long time about how cheap he got them despite how high-quality they are.
While reading the newspapers trying to find an article on the pawnbroker's murder, Raskolnikov relays the headlines of several terrible happenings recorded within, one of which involving the Spontaneous Human Combustion of a shopkeeper from alcohol. Nothing more is said on the matter. Luzhin and Svidrigailov are two despicable and immoral men who are treated by Rodion with complete revulsion.
However, it is constantly implied that they follow the same pattern of thought as Raskolnikov, only devoid of all ambiguity and pretense of improving the world by breaking the law. The Noun and the Noun: Porfiry pretends to be a buffoon, but he is actually so sharp he occasionally seems to have ESP.
A more minor example earlier in the book: Razumikhin says he's having trouble translating German, but he turns out he doesn't and was just saying this to give Raskolnikov a job. Raskolnikov has this reaction when Porfiry reveals that he wasn't "clearing up a misunderstanding" but instead he knows that Raskolnikov is the murderer.
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Luzhin also reacts this way when he realizes that he is actually going to lose his chance at marriage. Sonya carries one, even when she's not in her work uniform. Between Raskolnikov and Sonya. The Power of Love: Nihilism and pride fuel most of the actions of the book. This is the only thing that stands in their way. Katerina Ivanovna Marmeladova came from a very respectable family and ended up the wife of drunkard Marmeladov. It gets worse since that.
The Punishment Is the Crime: This is one of the book's major themes, as hinted at by the title.