Saab 1Mouner SaabDr. DaherENG13219 April 2018Crime and Punishment: Light & Dark SidesPart One, Chapter I, Page 3 - DARKRaskolnikov begins to “rehearse his project” which is almost as bad as following through with the murder. This is Raskolnikov’s guilty mind or in Latin terms mens rea preparing the crime.Part One, Chapter II, Page 14 - DARKRaskolnikov sees Katerina as an evil person when he says, “For Katerina Ivanovna’s disposition is like that, and if the children cry, even if it is with hunger, she lashes out at them at once.” He sees her as a selfish individual and he feels like there is even more reason to murder her.Part One, Chapter III, Page 33 - LIGHTAs Raskolnikov was reading the letter his mother sent him, “his face was wet with tears”. This shows that Raskolnikov has a sensitive side to him, making him a human being just like everyone else. Part One, Chapter IV, Page 40 - DARKRaskolnikov refers to the man in the park as Svidrigaylov. At this point, Raskolnikov is “clenching his fists and grinning with his lips that foamed with rage.” This is foreshadowing what it’d be like if Raskolnikov had the chance to encounter Svidrigaylov showing his aggressive side.Part One, Chapter V, Page 52 - DARKRaskolnikov makes the ultimate decision to carry out the murder of the pawnbroker. He feels like“even if he waited years for a favourable opportunity to execute his design, it would be impossible to count on so likely a chance of success as had suddenly presented itself at this moment”. Raskolnikov cannot turn back, the murder must be committed, or he won’t get anotherchance.Part One, Chapter VI, Page 63 - DARKAt this point, nothing can stop Raskolnikov from committing this murder. As he is approaching the pawnbroker’s apartment, he begins to feel more and more confident in what he is doing, “…his heart did not stop. On the contrary, its throbbing grew more and more violent”. Part One, Chapter VII, Page 66 - DARKRaskolnikov finally acts out his project he was “rehearsing” in Part One, Chapter I. This is wherethe guilty action or in Latin terms actus reus comes into play. As described by Dostoevsky, “Thenhe struck her again and yet again, with all his strength, always with the blunt side of the axe, and always on the crown of the head.” Raskolnikov was serious about ridding Alena forever.Part Two, Chapter I, Page 83 - LIGHT
Saab 2After committing a horrible murder, Raskolnikov finds the time to enjoy himself. While at the police station, Raskolnikov was overhearing an altercation and his actions were described as having “…great enjoyment, feeling tempted to laugh and laugh and laugh…” at the affair.Part Two, Chapter II, Page 98 - LIGHT AND DARKRaskolnikov was sitting in his apartment for 30 minutes feeling “an intolerable feeling of limitless terror, as he had never experienced”. Raskolnikov was having evil intentions until Nastasya walked into the room and “Suddenly a bright light illuminated the room.” Raskolnikov feels like Nastasya is the only one who is looking out for him at this point.