Crime and Punishment

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Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky Alienation from Others p.3 : “He had become so completely absorbed in himself and isolated from his fellows that he dreaded meeting not only his landlady but anyone at all.” #1: Raskolnikov is alienated from society because he believes he is superior to all its inhabitants. His ego and sense of pride make it difficult for him to interact with others. #2: This alienation proves to be fatal for him as he due to it, he denies the comfort and relief offered by people like Sonya and Petrovitch. #3: Isolation from others in his surroundings shows him that they are not worth being interacted with because they are all inferior to him. p.11: “In spite of the momentary desire he had just been feeling for company of any sort, on being actually spoken to he felt immediately his habitual irritable and uneasy aversion for any stranger who approached or attempted to approach him.” #1: His quality of isolation seems to be innate within himself, as even though he feels like he might want company, his true feelings of alienation hinder him from even fancying the idea of it. #2: This is another evidence of his dual personality. A part of him realizes that having company might be pleasant but the other, more dominant part of him, loathes it. #3: Since he is superior, and in essence is a superman, he learns that every other being is inferior and thus are not worth being interacted with, thus enforcing the theory of Ubermensch. p.25: “He had got completely away from everyone, like a tortoise in its shell, and even the sight of a servant girl who had to wait upon him and looked sometimes into his room made him write with nervous irritation.” #1: His alienation from others is harshly evident as he has immersed into his dual nature of conceiving a great crime and avoiding such thoughts and living progressively. #2: This isolation from others grows greater and greater as he immerses himself more and more into conceiving and reasoning his crime. #3: This alienation shows him that every other being in his surrounding solely serve as a source of his irritation and frustration. p.97 : “All who met him were loathsome to him – he loathed their faces, their movements, their gestures. If anyone had addressed him, he felt that he might have spat at them or bitten them…”
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#1: To him, others hold no value and even after he has committed his crime, he doesn’t strive to look for human contact. #2: The theory of the Ubermensch is once again enforced as being one requires that human sympathy and interaction must not be seeked. After this realization, Raskolnikov decides to leave Razumihkin’s. #3: This shows him, that as a superior being, any human interaction is much below his level and even in his darkest moods, he must be capable of being entirely independent. p.91-92:
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