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Raskolniko1 - Raskolnikov' . theory, Ifthetheoriesseem

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Raskolnikov's theories about the ordinary man versus the extraordinary man are often blurred and  indistinct in his own mind. If one is to assume that the crime was committed in order to prove a  theory, then the flaws in the crime indicate the flaws or incompleteness of the theory. If the theories seem to be contradictory at times, it is not a result of Dostoevsky's carelessness; quite  the contrary, Dostoevsky intentionally made the theory contradictory at times. Raskolnikov had to  commit the murder before he had completely formulated the theory. Dostoevsky wanted to show the  young intellectual being influenced by various theories and then using these theories before he had  had a chance to analyze them. For example, a typical contradiction would be that Raskolnikov will at 
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