Analysis Of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime And Punishment

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For the sake of the human soul created by God, it is necessary for people to form connections with their surroundings and relationships with others. These formations strengthen one from within and allow them to live in a physiologically healthy state. While reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1866 novel Crime and Punishment, one sees the immense sadnesses placed on young Russian Rodin Raskolnikov when he is isolated from everything he loves both by himself and the people around him. The readers are able to see the slow mental decay of this young Russian as he undergoes moral debate. It is true that exile is a terrible experience with immeasurable sadness, however, it may serve as an experience of healing and enrichment for those mentally deteriorated …show more content…
He began to question his right to commit the murders of the pawnbroker and sister. Due to his idea or ordinary and extraordinary people, Raskolnikov believed he was above ordinary people and could kill for the greater good because, "extraordinary men have a right to commit any crime and to transgress the law in any way, just because they are extraordinary" (Dostoyevsky 465). However, when he loses control of his mind during and after the acts, he fears he has mistaken his place amongst extraordinary people such as napoleon, his most admired hero. It is this fear of being unjust in his acts, and thus being ordinary, that forces him to send himself into a state of mental exile from everything he has to live for. Raskolnikov stays at limbo in his apartment drifting in and out of haunted sleep, unable to properly function in his everyday life, "One who undergoes exile is robbed of the very foundation of their life, they are unable to function in the way they have always done and are faced with the risk of insanity (Bartoloni 84). Due to this, Raskolnikov limits communication with others, deprived himself of food, and was unable to stop obsessing over the possibility of an ordinary destiny. He is consumed with hid fear and is unable to help

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