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Running Head: Literary analysis of crime and punishment 1Student’s Name:Instructor Affiliation:Date:
A literary analysis of crime and punishment2It is clear that without first accepting the guilt inside, even physical punishment ismeaningless. It is only when Raskolnikov confesses his crime that he establishes for himself apath to salvation. This confession leads him to realize that his theory of superiority if widelyfollowed would end in anarchy. He abandons his alienation and is even reconciled with God.Dostoevsky's rhetorical stance for crime is, therefore, that; crime cannot be justifiedunder any circumstance; criminals must be responsible for their behavior and face the underlyingconsequences. Furthermore, he points out that punishment can be an essential tool inrehabilitating criminals; it is in prison that Raskolnikov abandons his old beliefs and becomes anew man hence awareness of his guilt. Indeed, for punishment to be effective, a criminal mustfirst embrace his guilt (Dostoevsky, 2017, p.45).The author explains the stance by employing several tools such as tone. Tone is anapproach that the author takes toward the work's focal topic or subject. We find that soap operatone has been used, with heaps of prattle, second-and third-hand data, and far-fetchedclarifications for abnormal conduct like Raskolnikov's clarification for why Luzhin tries tooutline Sonia. It has bunches of minor characters and subplots, a significant number of which