Thursday, March 28, 2019
Crime and Punishment - My name is Raskolnikov :: Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment - My name is Raskolnikov It is unambiguous that Raskolnikov did non get the better of Alyona. Nikolai did. He confessed, didnt he? Sure, sure, I know what youre saying Raskolnikov confessed too. But it is obvious that his confession was not a true confession. Raskolnikov had seen Nikolais true confession, and was so locomote that he decided hed like to try confessing too. And one must not put down the Christ symbolism in the novel. Raskolnikov is the obvious Christ-figure hes poor, hes generous, hes schizophrenic. It all adds up. Raskolnikov is Christs min incarnation but no carcass realizes its Him. Kind of sad. One should not overlook Raskolnikovs superior man theory. Nikolai, on the other hand, is the scum of the earth. Hes a forgivable character, and minor characters always commit murders in books. What else do they have to do? One should not only look at the psychology of the characters in the novel, but of the author as well. Dostoevsky wouldnt writ e a story near or so vile murderer. No. Dostoevsky was a good Christian writer. C&P is a handbook for becoming a Christian, not some murder psychology thriller. Raskolnikov gives lots of reasons for the murder, and it is obvious from the sheer number of reasons that he gives that Raskolnikov is innocent. He cant even make up a true to life(predicate) motivation No one is fooled. I sure wasnt. Raskolnikov is surely a messed up character. He is upset because he cant get any work, so he decides to plead guilty to a murder he knows nothing about(predicate) just so he can get some firm labor in Siberia. Oh, sure, he want back to the apartment and questioned where the body was. Sure he could relate the entire murder in realistic detail. These are merely coincidences, just like his meeting with Marmeladov. C&P was often criticized for its overuse of coincidence. Perhaps the most confusing scene in that it leads many unwary readers astray is the actual description of the murder itsel f. This of melt was just a dream. Dostoevsky was very fond of dream symbolism and employ it often in C&P. So it is now obvious, I am sure, that Raskolnikov did not kill Alyona, and that Nikolai did. But why did Nikolai kill Alyona? Well, Nikolai was an early existentialist. He just killed her for the thrill of it. Better than going to the movies.