Crime And Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky Essay

718 Words Nov 10th, 2015 3 Pages
When Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote Crime and Punishment in 1866 he had no idea that hundreds of years later, in the year of 1982, there would be a crime committed that was so similar to that described in his novel. Raskolnikov and Robert Durst, besides the difference that one is a fictional character and the stories are over a century apart, have many striking similarities. Not only do both of their conscious lead each to their inevitable doom, but both manage to escape the hands of authority several times. In the book Crime and Punishment, the main character, Raskolnikov, commits two murders. He believed that because he was superior to other humans he would have no difficulty in getting away. He did not think that he was going to be caught. Raskolnikov manages to save himself from authority many times yet at the same time draws suspicion. He finally gives himself up by confessing his crimes to Sonia. Robert Durst is a wealthy real-estate heir who had been on the radar of the police for decades for the disappearance of his wife, the murder of a man in Texas, and the murder of one his close friends. His wife, Kathie Durst, mentioned to friends just days before her murder that her marriage became abusive. It was at a point that she told her close friend, Nagamy that if anything was to happen to her, to ask for her whereabouts. His physical abuse had gotten so bad that he finally murdered her. His friend Susan Berman knew about Kathie and was killed by him in order to save…

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