Zossimov A friend of Razhumikin and a doctor who cared for Raskolnikov. Zametov A clerk in the police station and a fiend of Razhumikin. He expresses extreme curiosity about an article that Raskolnikov wrote some months ago called 'On Crime', in which he suggests that certain rare individuals—the benefactors and geniuses of mankind—have a right to 'step across' legal or moral boundaries if those boundaries are an obstruction to the success of their idea. A concubine is a woman who lives with a man without being married to him and usually maintains a lower status as a mistress. Exiled people despised and hated Raskolnikov, feeling that he considers himself a higher and better than them, although position made them all equal.
The crowded streets and squares, the shabby houses and taverns, the noise and stench, all are transformed by Dostoevsky into a rich store of metaphors for states of mind. Convinced that Raskolnikov is an exceptional young man, Porfiry tries to get Raskolnikov to admit to the murders, take his just punishment, and become a reformed member of Russian society. This creates a sense of foreboding, as if the crime he intends to commit is outside of his control. Driven by memories of the teachings of his sect, which holds it to be supremely virtuous to suffer for another person's crime, he falsely confesses to the murders. During the time he spends in prison, she tries to have a normal life. He commits murder as well as acts of impulsive charity.
Isolated and antisocial, he has abandoned all attempts to support himself, and is brooding obsessively on a scheme he has devised to murder and rob an elderly pawn-broker. Raskolnikov gives his last twenty five roubles from money sent to him by his mother to Marmeladov's consumptive widow, Katerina Ivanovna, saying it is the repayment of a debt to his friend. He stretches his hands to Raskolnikov but does not shake them. She confronts him one last time and, after final refusal, Arkady shoots himself in the head. He encounters the police official Zamyotov, who was present when he fainted in the bureau, and openly mocks the young man's unspoken suspicions.
Later in a tavern he makes the acquaintance of Semyon Zakharovich Marmeladov, a drunkard who recently squandered his family's little wealth. He uses this theory as a justification or rationalization to commit murder. Sonia tells Raskolnikov to take her own cross, an offering that is both literal and figurative, so that he will be strong enough to confess his crime. However, he continues this line of thought to reveal that at least he consider's Sonia's actions as more necessary and somewhat acceptable than his sister's. To live, oh to live, irrespective of how, to live — only to live! Sofia is a major victim in Crime and Punishment who symbolizes peoples suffering all over the world. Despite the fact that he is almost at the social bottom, he still has some very good and humane traits.
Raskolnikov's psychology is placed at the center, and carefully interwoven with the ideas behind his transgression; every other feature of the novel illuminates the agonizing dilemma in which Raskolnikov is caught. This was noble, I mean humane. Marmeladov's daughter, Sofya Sonia Semyonovna no longer lives with the rest of the family since the landlady, Leppeveschel, evicted her upon learning the girl had resorted to prostitution. The chance encounter with Lizaveta in the Hay Market has made Raskolnikov think back on the series of strange events that have brought him to the bring of committing murder. He challenges whether or not suffering is actually worth what Dounia and Sonia profess it to be. At the end we are able to forgive Raskolnikov for he has finally confessed and will go through a moral rebuilding process. Character Description Chart Raskolnikov Raskolnikov is the main character in Crime and Punishment.
In this article, Raskolnikov wrote that crime is accompanied by illness. Raskolnikov is excited by the conversation. However, the two quotes explored above offer interesting glimpses at the tormenting reality guilt-ridden people, and that often means virtually all humanity, have to deal with on a daily basis. The laughter and her inability to die in the dream symbolically demonstrate his impotence and how the pawnbroker has become a kind of embodiment of his conscience. Dostoevsky uses these moments of coincidence to advance the plot, which was an accepted literary convention of the period. People are divided into two classes, the 'ordinary' and the 'extraordinary'. He declares that Sonia represents the suffering of all of mankind.
Porfiry offers him to confess the murder on his own will and tells him that he is not afraid of Raskolnikov trying to escape. In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky fuses the personality of his main character, , with his new anti-radical ideological themes. Her response is to evict Katerina from the building. He goes with them, despite being drunk and rather overwhelmed by Dunya's beauty. The Russian author focuses on the personality of his main character Raskolnikov, as well as on some secondary personalities of the book. The dream of the mare being whipped has been suggested as the fullest single expression of the whole novel, symbolizing gratification and punishment, contemptible motives and contemptible society, depicting the nihilistic destruction of an unfit mare, the gratification therein, and Rodion's disgust and horror, as an example of his conflicted character. Nikolay Milkolka and Dmitri Mitka The painters who were working in the flat below the pawnbroker's flat at the time of the crime.
Violence A lot of violence is experienced as the ex-student turns into a murderer and tries to save children and young women from poverty and evil men. Explore the religious and biblical themes in the novel, especially the story of Lazarus that Sonia reads to Raskolnikov. Raskolnikov reassures himself by claiming he killed a principle, not a person. When he commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth of characterization and vision is almost unequaled in the lit Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. He thought that Sonia will give him moral support.