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Unformatted text preview: In a novel with six parts and an epilogue, one can easily argue that the first part is a prologue because only that part is devoted to the crime and the remaining parts are devoted to the punishment that begins immediately with his hatred of the blood on his clothes and especially on his socks, and the loss of his ability to retain complete control over all of his faculties. Crime therefore is a demanding, troublesome matter that becomes a colossal nuisance. And crime is accompanied by various types of illnesses with Raskolnikov, it is expressed in his temperature, his inability to function normally, and his dread of the very blood that he has just shed. When it is necessary to put on the bloody socks, his repulsion indicates his dread of or living with his murder. This scene contrasts well with the later scene when he is splattered with blood from the death of...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENG 3309 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.
- Fall '10