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Crime And Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Crime and Punishment Trembling he removes an ax from behind his back. Haltingly, he raises it above his head. Then with sudden conviction the figure strikes the old woman with the butt end of the ax. Again and again he drives the blunt end of the ax into the woman’s neck before finally examining the body and realizing that his target is dead. The murder of Alyona Ivanovna and her step sister Lizaveta adds to countless other death in Petersburg both incurred in crime and out of despair. The stifling and powder-keg feel in the air must implies something is about to happen and in this case what happens is an explosion. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky depicts the transition from sanity to insanity and reveals humanity 's proud arrogance and its severe consequences.…show more content…
The sole narrator of this story, Raskolnikov, reveals that he is a young university student terrified of confronting his landlady whom he owes rent. Instead of explaining the absence of payment, Raskolnikov, escapes from the confines of his house into the asylum of a local pub, overcome with disgust and a sudden thirst for alcohol after pawning his watch to Alyona Ivanovna.After drinking a beer, he feels strangely lighthearted seeming to scoff at all of his previous thoughts.Yet although he temporarily feels unencumbered by his mind it is by this time it clear to the readers that Raskolnikov is experiencing some kind of emotional upheaval that could only lead to
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