Comparing Dostoevsky's Crime And Punishment '

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Crime and Punishment Summary Raskolnikov leaves his nervously as he does not want to see his landlady, to whom he owes money, and he is debating whether or not he can go through with some important task. As he walks through town he is “rehearsing” for whatever the big task may be. Raskolnikov arrives at a woman’s apartment and asks to sell his watch, the pawnbroker only offers him a small amount of money. However Raskolnikov takes note that the old woman has a chest with the money and items locked away in it. As he is leaving Raskolnikov asks the pawnbroker whether her sister, Lizaveta, will be there the next time he comes. He then goes to a bar for the first time, where he meets a government official who tells Raskolnikov his life story. …show more content…

Dunya, his sister, is marrying a man to help Raskolnikov make money, he doesn’t want his sister to marry merely to help him out. He goes on a walk and it is revealed that he plans to kill the pawnbroker, later that night he goes and kills her with an ax, as he is leaving Lizaveta comes home so he kills her to. When he wakes up the next morning he tries to hide all the evidence and begins to act really strange, one of his friends, Razumihin, notices. Luzhin, Dunya’s fiancé comes, but Raskolnikov tells him to leave, then goes out for a walk. On his walk he meets a cop Zametov, and fools around essentially confessing to murdering the pawnbroker and Lizaveta. Marmeladov has been run over by a horse drawn carriage, and Raskolnikov finds him later and says that he should die at home. At the house Marmeladov passes away and …show more content…

He tells them to leave his apartment and his mother and sister end up staying with Razumihin. Luzhin sends a letter to Dunya and her mother saying he wants to meet with them but not Raskolnikov, but Dunya asks him to be there, as well as Razumihin. Sonya, Marmeladov’s daughter, comes to Raskolnkov’s apartment and asks him to attend her father’s funeral. Later Raskolnikov and Razumihin go to see the man Porfiry who is investigating the murder of the pawnbroker and Lizaveta. The investigator says that he read Raskolnivok’s article in the paper about ordinary and extraordinary people, and that in the article it said “extraordinary people have the right to kill, but only if the murder is necessary in order to help make progress in the world.” Raskolnikov wakes up to find Dunya’s ex-employer, Svidrigailov, in his room, Raskolnikov tells him to stay away from his sister. The next day is the meeting with Luzhin which goes horribly and Luzhin ends up leaving vowing revenge on Raskolnikov. Raskolnikov goes to see Sonya and tells her when he returns he will tell her who killed Lizaveta, Svidrigailov hears all of this through the wall, because he lives next door. Raskolnikov ends up confessing to Sonya that he killed

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