Dostoevsky 's Novel, Crime And Punishment, And The City Of St. Petersburg

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Throughout reading the novel,Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky implies that the city of St. Petersburg is filled with poverty and that the city is not suited for many people. He uses the setting to describe where the characters lie in their society and how it has affected them within that setting. In addition, it gives us the knowledge that setting was a major factor towards the lives of the characters and how they came to be in the novel. The setting signifies the depression in which Dostoevsky intends to emphasis which allow the characters to act like the people they really are. It brings their personalities out and the true meaning of each of the characters. Rather than introducing the reality of the setting in Russia back then, he focused more on his negative perspective of the living situation. As he illustrates the dirty and crowded area of the city and how the streets filled with inequalities or deficits between the different classes of people. Not to mention the imagery in Dostoevsky’s style of writing. During the introduction of the beginning of the story, he illustrates the environment around St. Petersburg and from it it can be inferred that the place is dirty and crowded area of the city. Also, how the streets filled with inequalities or deficits between the different classes of people. In regards to the novel, Dostoevsky includes a varied amounts of imagery that helps contribute to the depressing tone of novel which surely affects the way Raskolnikov and the…

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