The Incarnation Of Dostoevsky's Crime And Punishment

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The Incarnation of Dostoevsky's World in that of Raskolnikov’s Abstract This essay examines the main social, philosophical, and psychological elements that had affected the Russian society as well as the world of Dostoevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment. It demonstrates the wild impact and clashes left by these theories – which I will be brought up soon – on the life, choices, and mentality of the novel and the characters embodied, the most important of which is the character of Raskolnikov, highlighting an “in-depth exploration of the psychology of a criminal, the inner world of Raskolnikov, with its doubt, fear, anxiety, and despair in escaping punishment and mental torture.ˮ “Raskolnikov a young man expelled from the university…fell…show more content…
He concerns himself not with the process of murder, but with the impact murder leaves on the psychology of the criminal, the novel suggest that actual imprisonment counts, so little and much less terrible than the stress, doubt, fear, despair and anxiety of trying to avoid punishment. The working of Raskolnikov mind after the killing, the intense guilt and half-delirium state in which guilt throws him, enables the reader to understand this character as an embodiment of beliefs and characteristics that impel him to commit his crime, and provides a clear picture of the character within the context of the events that took place in the novel…show more content…
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