Crime and Punishment Alternate

Crime and Punishment Alternate - Ramon Gonzalez Period 1...

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Ramon Gonzalez Period 1 10/31/07 Crime and Punishment Analysis 1. Analyze one chapter or section of the novel and identify the importance of this as it contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. One chapter that I felt was very important in Crime and Punishment was Chapter 39 or Chapter 8 of Part 6. This chapter si when Raskolnikov decides to take Sonya’s advice and confess to the murder of Alyona and her sister. In this chapter, the audience learns that even though some people think themselves superior to others, we all have a little something called a conscience that is constantly there to remind us of what we have done. This is also an important chapter in the book because it is the thematic closure of an emotional roller coaster. In chapter 5, the audience sees Raskolnikov in a state that clearly conveys that it is him versus himself. When the audience experiences the beating of the horse, they question Raskolnikov’s mental stability. This chapter serves as a catalyst that leads to the horrendous crime that Rask commits. It symbolizes the commitment of a murderer without second guessing himself. 2. Select one character from the novel and identify the importance of this character to the meaning of the work as a whole. As the audience slowly becomes acquainted with the characters in the piece, they start to get a sense of who they truly are. The protagonist is a young poverty-stricken student who makes his living off of tutoring people. Part of what makes him such an enduring, compelling, and frightening character is the way he is able to coldly rationalize murder and evil. Raskolnikov is certainly an important character in this piece in the sense that he is the one that creates the rising action, climax,
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2010 for the course REA 3 taught by Professor Sukalo during the Spring '09 term at Valencia.

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