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In Dunya's name Raskolnikov flatly refuses to accept Svidrigailov's .. seen clearly in the relationship between Svidrigailov and Dunya in Crime. Everything you ever wanted to know about the quotes talking about Love in Crime and Punishment Although Dounia does think Luzhin can help Raskolnikov, once she knows what Luzhin's true This is not a Svidrigaïlov moment, mind you. They exchange some heated words and Svidrigailov threatens to call the Dunya's relationship with Svidrigailov clearly has been much closer.
So what did he think? Perhaps that is doomed to be an unanswerable question. Raskolnikov does not feel remorse--at least in the true sense of the word. After the murder he is angry, at the fact that he took someones life, but also that he didn't feel as satisfied as he thought he would. He felt shame instead of pride. It he felt so terrible, he could have gone straight up to the police and ended this whole ordeal, instead he befriends them. I guess what I am asking is, is this a game to Raskolnikov and what is his motive?
Raskolnikov Submitted by Zachary I. I want to live myself; otherwise it's better not to live at all. The two share the prominent protagonist surrounded by only-slightly-less-prominent supporting characters, all of whom are developed only in relationship to the protagonist, as well as the constant use of suspense made to bring the reader back into the story time and time again.
But unlike Dickens' use of pure plot to drive his story forward, Dostoevsky adds another facet to his work: This quote, by Raskolnikov, is the example that most struck me, but many examples exist: Razumikhin's vendetta against socialism, say, or Luzhin's thoughts on social hierarchy. It all made me wonder where exactly Dostoevsky lets his own voice through, and where he creates opinions only as couterpoints to his own ideas.
It's now clear that his political views have changed fairly dramatically since the publishing of his early work, and for more reasons that just his imprisonment, but I find it hard to believe that they've gone so far as the views of his protagonist, who says life is only to be lived for oneself; he may no longer have great faith in socialism, but to call the alternative "not living at all" seems awfully harsh. I wonder if the purpose here is destructive rather than constructive, though, attacking Fourier's socialism as well as Bentham's utilitarianism in one swing without clearly delineating an alternative.
In The Outsider's conclusion, protagonist Cross Damon, while on the verge of death, states, "Alone a man is nothing Man is a promise that he must never break" and "I wish I had some way to give the meaning of my life to others To make a bridge from man to man Starting from scratch every time is He selects the latter, for reasons he is even unsure of.
Siberia proves not to be a death sentence but rather the site of his resurrection. Sofya and Raskolnikov "were resurrected by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other" This "resurrection" was only possible, I would say, because of the suffering Raskolnikov endures by taking his cross through town, falling to his knees, and confessing. The allusions to Christ here are, of course, obvious. I wonder mostly where do they leave us?
Dostoevsky presents religion as a necessity, possibly the only thing that can reel in the self-confidence of an egoist like Raskolnikov. This is why I turn to the Wright novel: For Dostoevsky, the "bridge" Cross Damon longs for is religion.
As Raskolnikov thinks to himself after picking up the Gospels, "Can [Sofya's] convictions not be my convictions now? Her feelings, her aspirations, at least Specifically, is Dostoevsky purporting religion must in some form be a personal process of resurrection or that Russia as a whole must undergo a spiritual awakening? While the latter seems more likely, Dostoevsky seems to not allow his text to explore this road, and instead fascinates itself with how Raskolnikov is sick not only just like St.
Petersburg but also because of St. Though he is oblivious to it, Raskolnikov and his crimes are very much products of the Petersburg climate.
The Double opens with a 'gray autumn day, dull and dirty' that comes alive with 'such a sour grimace' that Goliadkin is brought back from 'some far-off kingdom', no doubt planning his lavish day, to the wrenching reality that is Petersburg 3. Petersburg is not a friendly place to Mr Goliadkin, and with each successive social failure of his, the weather only seems to get worse.F. Dostoyevsky "Crime and Punishment" (Part 4 of 6, Chapter 1-6). Audiobook
Turned away by Andrei Filippovich, in his 'muddled reflection s ' and 'extremely muddled' state he tumbles through the 'muddy courtyard' to his carriage and only wishes to 'fall through the earth' In Chapter V, after quite the crippling rejection, Goliadkin's Petersburg is 'wet, foggy, rainy, snowy, fraught with fluxes, colds, agues, anginas, fevers of all possible sorts and kinds' - in short, it seems, with all the ailments of Goliadkin's increasingly unstable mind The weather turns aggressive, '[as] though it all poured at once onto Mr Goliadkin', provoking him 'like thousands of pins and needles', not unlike the way he has just been treated by the society of Petersburg It is in the midst of this chaos, internal and external, that his double emerges.
Later, as he goes to plead for a benefactor at his breaking point, this same weather returns, 'the weather was terrible…exactly as in that unforgettable time, at the dreadful midnight hour, when all of Mr Goliadkin's misfortunes had begun' Whether it is in the dark corners he tucks himself into, the natural elements closing of Petersburg closing in on him, or even in the narration that seems to capitulate to monologue, the world of Petersburg and the way it is told, it all seems to spiral into Goliadkin's head.
To be perfectly honest, I couldn't help but be somewhat absorbed by the weather of Petersburg having just read of Svidrigailov's rather comical demise beginning in a quite literal manifestation of his eternal 'bathhouse' in his grotty hotel room. He praises the decrepit room as 'marvellous' - ironic, as he seems most comfortable in some such representation of his corrupted soul Here, the escalation of the tone goes from light-hearted and cynical to sheer horror, and is compounded by the gradual intrusion of external elements into his room, as well as a complete loss of the sense of time passing What begins as a 'sultry and overcast' evening rapidly builds up into a 'deluge' and 'blustering wind', where the young girl's 'last cry of despair' merges with the vile 'blackness, the cold' of the evening Is the weather merely an external manifestation of Svidrigailov's soul?
Or how he perceives the city in his mental state? Pulling the Trigger Submitted by Erik N. He put the revolver to his right temple Svidrigailov pulled the trigger" Pages relate the last night of Svidrigailov. If you had asked me about this scene prior to my rereading it I wouldn't have remembered it at all.
But as I was rereading, it came back vividly. I had read it before.
In these eleven pages we get for Svidrigailov what it took Dostoevsky hundreds of pages to give to Raskolnikov. The novel makes it evident.
I don't know how I forgot it. Earlier in the evening Svidrigailov says to Sonya: Svidrigailov gets the bullet, Raskolikov Siberia. One could argue that Raskolnikov has Sonya, but doesn't Svidrigailov have Dunya? One might say no. That would be an error. There is an interesting difference: Svidrigailov is drawn to what he wants but can't have; Raskolnikov is drawn to what he doesn't want--or is at least ambivalent toward--and yet gets it.
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One finds hope and love. The other finds pain and despair. Raskolnikov started off "good" and became "evil": He is greatly alarmed the next morning when he gets a summons to the police station, but it turns out to be in relation to a debt notice from his landlady.
When the officers at the bureau begin talking about the murder, Raskolnikov faints.
He quickly recovers, but he can see from their faces that he has aroused suspicion. Fearing a search, he hides the stolen items under a building block in an empty yard, noticing in humiliation that he hasn't even checked how much money is in the purse. Without knowing why, he visits his old university friend Razumikhin, who observes that Raskolnikov seems to be seriously ill. Finally he returns to his room where he succumbs to his illness and falls into a prolonged delirium. When he emerges several days later he finds that Razumikhin has tracked him down and has been nursing him.
Still feverish, Raskolnikov listens nervously to a conversation between Razumikhin and the doctor about the status of the police investigation into the murders: He angrily tells the others to leave as well, and then sneaks out himself. He looks for news about the murder, and seems almost to want to draw attention to his own part in it.
He encounters the police official Zamyotov, who was present when he fainted in the bureau, and openly mocks the young man's unspoken suspicions. He returns to the scene of the crime and re-lives the sensations he experienced at the time.
He angers the workmen and caretakers by asking casual questions about the murder, even suggesting that they accompany him to the police station to discuss it.
As he contemplates whether or not to confess, he sees Marmeladov, who has been struck mortally by a carriage. He rushes to help and succeeds in conveying the stricken man back to his family's apartment. Calling out for Sonya to forgive him, Marmeladov dies in his daughter's arms. Raskolnikov gives his last twenty five roubles from money sent to him by his mother to Marmeladov's consumptive widow, Katerina Ivanovna, saying it is the repayment of a debt to his friend.
Feeling renewed, Raskolnikov calls on Razumikhin, and they go back together to Raskolnikov's building. Upon entering his room Raskolnikov is deeply shocked to see his mother and sister sitting on the sofa. They have just arrived in Petersburg and are ecstatic to see him, but Raskolnikov is unable to speak, and collapses in a faint.
Part 3[ edit ] Razumikhin tends to Raskolnikov, and manages to convince the distressed mother and sister to return to their apartment. He goes with them, despite being drunk and rather overwhelmed by Dunya's beauty. When they return the next morning Raskolnikov has improved physically, but it becomes apparent that he is still mentally distracted and merely forcing himself to endure the meeting. He demands that Dunya break with Luzhin, but Dunya fiercely defends her motives for the marriage.
Mrs Raskolnikov has received a note from Luzhin demanding that her son not be present at any future meetings between them. He also informs her that he witnessed her son give the 25 rubles to "an unmarried woman of immoral behavior" Sonya. Dunya has decided that a meeting, at which both Luzhin and her brother are present, must take place, and Raskolnikov agrees to attend that evening along with Razumikhin.
To Raskolnikov's surprize, Sonya suddenly appears at his door. Timidly, she explains that he left his address with them last night, and that she has come to invite him to attend her father's funeral. As she leaves, Raskolnikov asks for her address and tells her that he will visit her soon. At Raskolnikov's behest, Razumikhin takes him to see the detective Porfiry Petrovich, who is investigating the murders. Raskolnikov immediately senses that Porfiry knows that he is the murderer.
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Porfiry, who has just been discussing the case with Zamyotov, adopts an ironic tone during the conversation. He expresses extreme curiosity about an article that Raskolnikov wrote some months ago called 'On Crime', in which he suggests that certain rare individuals—the benefactors and geniuses of mankind—have a right to 'step across' legal or moral boundaries if those boundaries are an obstruction to the success of their idea. Raskolnikov defends himself skillfully, but he is alarmed and angered by Porfiry's insinuating tone.
An appointment is made for an interview the following morning at the police bureau. Leaving Razumikhin with his mother and sister, Raskolnikov returns to his own building. He is surprised to find an old artisan, who he doesn't know, making inquiries about him.
Raskolnikov tries to find out what he wants, but the artisan says only one word — "murderer", and walks off. Petrified, Raskolnikov returns to his room and falls into thought and then sleep. He wakes to find another complete stranger present, this time a man of aristocratic appearance. The man politely introduces himself as Arkady Ivanovich Svidrigailov. Part 4[ edit ] Svidrigailov indulges in an amiable but disjointed monologue, punctuated by Raskolnikov's terse interjections.
He claims to no longer have any romantic interest in Dunya, but wants to stop her from marrying Luzhin, and offer her ten thousand roubles. Raskolnikov refuses the money on her behalf and refuses to facilitate a meeting. Svidrigailov also mentions that his wife, who defended Dunya at the time of the unpleasantness but died shortly afterwards, has left her rubles in her will.
The meeting with Luzhin that evening begins with talk of Svidrigailov—his depraved character, his presence in Petersburg, the unexpected death of his wife and the rubles left to Dunya. Luzhin takes offence when Dunya insists on resolving the issue with her brother, and when Raskolnikov draws attention to the slander in his letter, he becomes reckless, exposing his true character.
Dunya tells him to leave and never come back.
Now free and with significant capital, they excitedly begin to discuss plans for the future, but Raskolnikov suddenly gets up and leaves, telling them, to their great consternation, that it might be the last time he sees them. He instructs the baffled Razumikhin to remain and always care for them. He proceeds to Sonya's place. She is gratified that he is visiting her, but also frightened of his strange manner. He asks a series of merciless questions about her terrible situation and that of Katerina Ivanovna and the children.
Raskolnikov begins to realize that Sonya is sustained only by her faith in God. She passionately reads to him the story of the raising of Lazarus from the Gospel of John. His fascination with her, which had begun at the time when her father spoke of her, increases and he sees that they must face the future together. As he leaves he tells her that he will come back tomorrow and tell her who killed her friend Lizaveta. When Raskolnikov presents himself for his interview, Porfiry resumes and intensifies his insinuating, provocative, ironic chatter, without ever making a direct accusation.
With Raskolnikov's anger reaching fever pitch, Porfiry hints that he has a 'little surprise' for him behind the partition in his office, but at that moment there is a commotion outside the door and a young man Mikolka the painter bursts in, followed by some policemen.
To both Porfiry and Raskolnikov's astonishment, Mikolka proceeds to loudly confess to the murders. Porfiry doesn't believe the confession, but he is forced to let Raskolnikov go. Back at his room Raskolnikov is horrified when the old artisan suddenly appears at his door.
But the man bows to him and asks for forgiveness: He had been one of those present when Raskolnikov returned to the scene of the murders, and had reported his behavior to Porfiry. Part 5[ edit ] Raskolnikov attends the Marmeladovs' post-funeral banquet at Katerina Ivanovna's apartment. The atmosphere deteriorates as guests become drunk and the half-mad Katerina Ivanovna engages in a verbal attack on her German landlady. With chaos descending, everyone is surprised by the sudden and portentous appearance of Luzhin.
He sternly announces that a ruble banknote disappeared from his apartment at the precise time that he was being visited by Sonya, whom he had invited in order to make a small donation.
Sonya fearfully denies stealing the money, but Luzhin persists in his accusation and demands that someone search her.
Outraged, Katerina Ivanovna abuses Luzhin and sets about emptying Sonya's pockets to prove her innocence, but a folded ruble note does indeed fly out of one of the pockets.
The mood in the room turns against Sonya, Luzhin chastises her, and the landlady orders the family out.