Essays Tagged: "Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov"

Crime and Punishment "Is there not such a thing as crime?" Disdusses Crime and Punishment, by Feodor Dostoevsky, Beloved, by Toni Morrison, and Utopia, by Sir Thomas More

olders of law insociety, the police. A particular act that is defined as criminal is that of murder.Raskolnikov knows of this very well, for he has committed two murders, both of them ille¬gal and ... it. Most, if not all people in Russia at thattime would agree that murder is defined as a crime.But Raskolnikov has other ideas about his crime. At first, he committed the mur¬der of the old money ...

(4 pages) 152 0 4.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Crime and punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky

t is the character that the reader cares most about. In Crime and Punishment the reader cares about Rodion Raskolnikov. He is the primary and most significant character in the novel. We are introduced ... is interesting to note the similarities and differences between the protagonist and the antagonist. Rodion Raskolnikov and Arkady Svidrigailov are two exciting and original characters that have many s ...

(7 pages) 142 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The development of Rousseau and Raskolnikov in Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" and Camus' "The Outsider"

Punishment and Camus' TheOutsider , however, both protagonists ignored the values of their society. Raskolnikovand Meursault felt their own beliefs were significant, and through their actions they wer ... as a social deviant, while the otherman suffered psychologically. Through dealing with this strife, Raskolnikov andMeursault gained a better understanding of their values and personal worth.In the beg ...

(7 pages) 51 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Crime and Punishment report - Although suffering appears to be hopeless and unpromising it does indeed ennoble character.

es that distinguishes a person, more gallant and dignified. Petrovich agreed saying, "...suffering, Rodion Romanovitch, is a great thing." Suffering causes a person to recognize their misdeeds and all ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Chess Players" Book Three Chapter Five We were assigned a chapter of Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky had to find major motifs in the chapter.

mouth. Dostoyevsky's use of the written word in this chapter shows the avoidable. Porfiry knew that Raskolnikov was a client of Alonia's b/c "Both items, the ring and the watch, were at her place, wra ... ms, the ring and the watch, were at her place, wrapped up in the same sheet of paper on which your [Raskolnikov's] name was clearly written in pencil." (pg 250) That solidifies the connection between ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Crime and Punishment" by Dostoevsky.

In the novel Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky portrays the main character, Raskolnikov, in a complex and unique fashion. He could have been portrayed as the good guy, bad guy, ... He could have been portrayed as the good guy, bad guy, or just your average man on the street, but Raskolnikov is displayed with more than one persona. "It would have been much easier for Raskolnikov ... his weekness, but it was more pleasant for him to consider himself a strong man" (Chizhevsky 164). Raskolnikov's dream reveals that his personality is complex and double sided. His range of actions a ...

(5 pages) 47 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Effects of Guilt in Crime and Punishment

Dostoevsky's fictional but all to real novel Crime and Punishment. In the story, the main character Raskolnikov commits a murder and suffers with the guilt throughout. Eventually his own guilt destroy ... he guilt throughout. Eventually his own guilt destroys himself and he is forced to confess. Through Raskolnikov, Dostoevsky bestows on the reader how guilt destroys Raskolnikov's physical and mental w ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analyzes Eminly D's poem much madness to crime and punishment

and future. The same stands for Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, where the lead character, Rodion Raskolnikov, demonstrates multiple stages of craziness but when examined by the a sensible re ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Crime and Punishment

In his book "Crime and Punishment", Dostoevsky explores the path of Raskolnikov who has many problems and obstacles throughout his life. He commits murder and is faced ... mits murder and is faced with the long and mentally extremely painful journey of seeking redemption.Raskolnikov believes that by a law of nature men have been "somewhat arbitrarily" divided into two g ... ure men have been "somewhat arbitrarily" divided into two groups of "ordinary" and "extraordinary". Raskolnikov believes that the duty of the ordinary group is to just exist, in order to form the worl ...

(5 pages) 104 1 4.9 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) PART#2 Criticisms and Interpretations I. By Emile Melchior, Vicomte de Vogüé

s written with consummate skill and a truth and subtlety of analysis beyond all praise. The student Raskolnikov, a nihilist in the true sense of the word, intelligent, unprincipled, unscrupulous, redu ... consequences of that act; the shame of finding himself so weak and helpless; for the foundation of Raskolnikov's character is pride. Only one single interest in life is left to him: to deceive and el ...

(5 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Crime and Punishment

(9 pages) 38 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

What character in World Literature I like most and why: Rodion Raskolnikov in "Crime and Punishment" by F.M. Dostoevsky

eighbour like yourself"?The novel by F.M. Dostoevsky "Crime and Punishment" and its main character, Rodion Raskolnikov, can righteously be stated here as one of the most brilliant examples of this lit ... ing the very human nature, making sure that he himself was capable of such a dramatic act. However, Rodion Raskolnikov yearns for power over souls not only for power itself. His ultimate goal was gene ...

(3 pages) 997 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Happy Endings

ponse when that "happy ending" is gained through moral development. This process is seen clearly in Raskolnikov, the main character of the non-Christian fiction Crime and Punishment, written by Fyodor ... l struggle that changes his entire life when he decides to confront it. In the ending of the novel, Raskolnikov reaches moral reconciliation, which resolves his inner struggle seen throughout the book ...

(3 pages) 7 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Crime And Punishment

e most significant events are mental and psychological taking place in the mind of the protagonist, Raskolnikov. Throughout Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky manages to give these internal events a se ... o the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind". As it is revealed later on in the novel, Raskolnikov believes in the theory of the extraordinary man. He theorizes that there are two races o ...

(3 pages) 1543 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Crime and Punishment Psycho-An

Psycho-Analytical Approach to Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment The essential factors of psycho-analysis that are important in a ... retation of Raskolnikov's behavior in the novel Crime and Punishment, and whose conflict results in Raskolnikov's becoming a criminal are the id, the superego, and the ego. We see that these three par ... ute to his strange behavior and in the end his fate as a criminal.Before beginning an assessment of Raskolnikov?s psyche we must discuss Raskolnikov's background, he is an intellectual, a student, and ...

(2 pages) 12 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Crime and punishment

ide. It was this side of him that allowed him to commit a great sin, a murder of an old pawnbroker. Raskolnikov wants to use intellect to act and react with. With it he is able to demonstrate logic, r ... of the story, but when it surfaces it is powerful. A critical part in the novel happens when Raskolnikov expresses his emotional side when he defends a helpless girl against a strong, short-tem ...

(2 pages) 9 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Emma and raskolvikov

In what ways are the characters of Emma Bovary and Raskolnikov like us, modern people? At first glance, the characters of Emma Bovary and Raskolnikov c ... to accept their lives leads them to extreme actions (to try to change their lives for the better), Raskolnikov through committing murder and Emma through committing adultery.Raskolnikov is an intelli ... a need to challenge both himself and his surrounding environment. When Porfiry Petrovitch discusses Raskolnikov's article about the consequences of committing a crime, the reader is given an insight a ...

(3 pages) 427 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

s by suffering for his crimes against men. Dostoevsky portrays this belief through the character of Raskolnikov, who we observe throughout the novel mentally torment himself, after murdering an old pa ... torment himself, after murdering an old pawnbroker (Alyona Ivanovna) and her stepsister (Lizaveta). Raskolnikov ultimately committed the murders because of his theory of the "superman", or belief that ...

(5 pages) 11 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Meta-criticism of Crime and Punishment

e Struggle for Life", outlines a fierce objection, accusing the author of painting his protagonist, Raskolnikov, as "a madman whom Dostoevsky attempted to portray as typical of the younger generation" ... eality". Pisarev creates the silhouette of what he believes to be the ultimate faults of the novel: Raskolnikov's "continued wrangling with himself over the motivation of his crime", his "feelings of ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Feb/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature