Crime and Punishment (Part III)

Crime and Punishment (Part III) - Paul Markakis AP English...

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Paul Markakis AP English Period 6 Crime and Punishment In Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment , detailed scenes are used to describe protagonist Rodion Raskolnikov even if they seem to be about entirely different characters or settings. Additional connotations can easily be drawn from the images created by Dostoevsky throughout the story. For example, Dostoevsky opens Chapter IV of Part III describing Sofya Semyonovna Marmeladov. Each sentence that Dostoevsky spends depicting Sofya can also be seen as a commentary on the character of Raskolnikov. When Raskolnikov first sees Sofya, he does not recognize her. This undoubtedly applies to Raskolnikov as well because he does not recognize the person that he has become. After actually going through with the murders of Alyona and Lizaveta Ivanovna, he is unable to recognize the person he has become. During moments of retrospection throughout the first three parts of the novel, Raskolnikov is repeatedly in disbelief that he has committed this horrendous
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course ENGLISH 100 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '11 term at Johns Hopkins.

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Crime and Punishment (Part III) - Paul Markakis AP English...

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