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Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the main characters in Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment.
|Raskolnikov||Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov, nicknamed "Rodya," is a poor law student who has dropped out of the university. Read More|
|Sonia||Sofya Semyonovna Marmeladov, nicknamed "Sonia," is Marmeladov's daughter from his first marriage. Read More|
|Alyona||Alyona Ivanovna is a pawnbroker in Raskolnikov's neighborhood. Read More|
|Dounia||Avdotya Romanovna Raskolnikov is Raskolnikov's sister and Luzhin's fiancée. Read More|
|Luzhin||Pyotr Petrovitch Luzhin is Dounia's fiancé, a rich lawyer on the rise. Read More|
|Razumihin||Dmitri Prokofitch Razumihin is Raskolnikov's friend from the university. Read More|
|Svidrigaïlov||Arkady Ivanovitch Svidrigaïlov is Marfa Petrovna's husband and Dounia's former employer. Read More|
|Girl in Part 1, Chapter 4||The girl is a drunken teenager whom Raskolnikov tries to help.|
|Katerina Ivanovna||Katerina Ivanovna Marmeladov is Marmeladov's wife, who suffers from consumption (tuberculosis) and whose life has been ruined by her husband's alcoholism.|
|Lebeziatnikov||Andrey Semyonovitch Lebeziatnikov is an idealistic young socialist who is a housemate of the Marmeladovs and a former ward of Luzhin.|
|Lizaveta||Lizaveta Ivanovna is Alyona's much younger and nicer half-sister, whom Alyona abuses. She is Raskolnikov's unintended second murder victim.|
|Marmeladov||Semyon Zaharovitch Marmeladov is a former civil servant who has lost his job due to alcoholism and impoverished his family.|
|Nikolay||Nikolay Dementyev is a painter who confesses to the murders to relieve his guilt over lesser sins.|
|Porfiry||Porfiry Petrovitch is the head of the police investigative department—a tricky investigator with clear insights into Raskolnikov's motivations.|
|Pulcheria||Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikov is Raskolnikov's and Dounia's devoted mother. She borrows against her small pension to send Raskolnikov money.|
|Nikodim Fomich||Nikodim Fomitch is a kind-hearted police administrator to whom Raskolnikov considers confessing his crime.|
|Amalia Fyodorovna||Amalia Fyodorovna Lippevechsel is the Marmeladov's German landlady.|
|Ilya Petrovitch||Ilya Petrovitch, known as the "Explosive Lieutenant" for his quick temper, is the assistant police superintendent, who suspects Raskolnikov after he faints.|
|Marfa Petrovna Svidrigaïlov||Marfa Petrovna Svidrigaïlov was Dounia's former employer and was married to Arkady Ivanovitch Svidrigaïlov.|
|Nastasya||Nastasya Petrovna is the cook and servant at Raskolnikov's lodging house, who looks in on him and brings him food.|
|Student in tavern||The student who believes that Alyona should be dead.|
|Zametov||Alexandr Grigorievitch Zametov is a young police head clerk whom Raskolnikov suspects of taking bribes.|
|Zossimov||Zossimov is a friend of Razumihin's from the university and a new doctor with an interest in mental illness.|