Guilt Crime and Punishment Essay

1553 Words Sep 13th, 2011 7 Pages
A person obtains Guilt when they are accused of a crime they have committed, substantial, and minimal. Though there are exceptions sometimes when guilt begins to form and we have no power over it. On the contrary Guilt can also be when somebody who is blameless are said to have committed the crime. Guilt can come in many forms but one most common is a emotion. Though majority of all people that have a conscience feel bad for the wrongdoing that they commit. In the novels Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky and Metamorphosis by Kafka the authors incorporates guilt into the plot showing guilt and its motives take part in the transformation of Gregor and Raskolnikov. The beginning of the novel is when Rodya commit’s the murder, and the …show more content…
“Do you know what they mean, Rodion Romanych, when they talk of ‘taking suffering upon themselves’? They don’t mean suffering for anybody in particular, just ‘got to go do some suffering!’” (Dostoyevsky 433). In Mikolka’s case the yearning for suffering for the felon that he himself did not do murdering Lizaveta and Aliona. The talk about the murder threw Mikolka so far off balance that he used suicide as a way to relieve himself of all of the guilt that had been hiding itself away building up. Dostoyevsky brings light to the fact that Mikolka was engulfed in religion, so he wasn’t just a person suffering from insanity. He says in the manuscript of the novel that Mikolka began to get trapped in his own worshiping of religion. This shows that the only was for him to have gotten some faith and spiritual motivation. In other words the reader must presume that long burden of guilt resting on his soul and his powerful regret for sin while unconscious. Living a feeling where the guilt only began to bring suffering to himself. Even though Mikolka is a minor character in the novel the theme of guilt is still portrayed through the minimal scene he holds. The affliction of guilt is so great that he is sure he was responsible for a crime he didn’t commit. This same concept is also seen in Gregor in The

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