Crime And Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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In the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Raskolnikov constantly struggles with the internal conflict happening within him. He cannot decide between reason and morality after committing the crime. One person who helps him with this decision is his friend Razumihin. In the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Razumihin is an emotional being who believes that making mistakes and acknowledging them leads to the truth. MAYBE CHANGE TO INCLUDE LIVING PROCESS OF LIFE???
Razumihin is the opposite of Raskolnikov. At the beginning of the novel, Raskolnikov is described and it says, “He was crushed by poverty, but the anxieties of his position had of late ceased to weigh upon him. He had given up attending to matters of practical importance; he had lost all desire to do so” (Dostoyevsky 1). Raskolnikov has a bad reaction when it comes to his situation. He is crushed by …show more content…

He does not let his poverty get the better of him. He had to drop out of university, but he does everything he can to try and make enough money to go back. He can handle the same situation that Raskolnikov is in by finding the good in everything. Even though he was very cold that one winter, he was very optimistic and found the good side of the situation. When Razumihin talks to Dounia and Pulcheria about Raskolnikov’s health he says, “He loves no one and perhaps he never will” (171). Raskolnikov shows no emotion. He does not talk to his family a lot and does not show people love. This is the opposite of Razumihin because Razumihin believes in the expression of emotion and in love for other people. Razumihin is described as a man who “showed his true nature at once, whatever mood he might be in” (159). This shows that Razumihin always expresses his emotion, no matter what because that is what he believes in. Razumihin believes in the expression of emotion as part of his theory of the living process of

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