Crime and Punishment Questions and Answers
What is the significance of Raskolnikov's fiancée, the landlady's daughter, in Crime and Punishment, and what is significant about their failed marriage and her death?
What are examples of the role of the subconscious in the Crime and Punishment? Focus on the role of dreams and nightmares in the novel.
Which minor character serves as a foil to a main character in Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment?
In "Crime and Punishment" the main character has weird sleeping patterns. What exactly is the significance of sleep in the story?
Citing evidence from Crime and Punishment, particularly the epilogues, please discuss whether or not you think Raskolnikov's public confession and willingness to go to Siberia shows his turn toward the Orthodox understanding of the person or if there is evidence that he is so deeply entrenched in his belief that he is morally superior to others that he cannot accept the loving, self-emptying relationship that his repentance has gained him in the person of Sonia.
In what ways does the character Luzhin from "Crime and Punishment" reveal something about Raskolnikov?
In Crime and Punishment Part 5, Chapter 5, Lebeziatnikov tells Raskolnikov about a professor in Paris who believed in curing the insane through the use of logical argument. Is this based on an actual person or theory from 19th century psychology?
To what extent is Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky a realist novel in terms of style and characters?
Relating to Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, what is connotation, and how does it differ from symbolism?
What is diction, and how do I take a quote and analyze its diction to see if it supports or develops a theme in Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky?
Analyze the following passage from part II of Crime and Punishment: "'Yes … I’m covered with blood,' Raskolnikov said with a peculiar air; then he smiled, nodded and went downstairs. He walked down slowly and deliberately, feverish but not conscious of it, entirely absorbed in a new overwhelming sensation of life and strength that surged up suddenly within him. This sensation might be compared to that of a man condemned to death who has suddenly been pardoned." How does this death differ from Alyona and Lizaveta's murder, and why does it make Raskolnikov feel as if he had "suddenly been pardoned"?
In part I, chapter 1 of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, how does Dostoevsky uses literary techniques and devices to establish Raskolnikov’s relationship to his setting? How does he convey the idea that he does not belong in this situation?
In Crime and Punishment, Rodya buries the stolen goods under a rock, but there is a space between the rock and the goods. What could this space mean?
Do you think that the people that don’t have or can’t get money the right way so they want to steal or kill for it?
How can an examination of the significance of the title of Doestoevsky's Crime and Punishment enlighten us about the book's themes?
what is the common punishment for lew and lascivious behavior. No child involved. it was a first time offense. never been arrested. my husband has managed to get in trouble. He was suppose to be getting a better job in the military and now we dont know where this is going. i just need something to settle my mind.
1. a) In what ways is Crime and Punishment, and its principal character, anti-social? b)What do you make of the fact that Raskolnikov’s name is derived from the Russian word for a “schismatic” (one who splits with established church)? c)What is the author’s attitude towards Raskolnikov, towards the inspector, towards the events in the novel? d)Whose side is Dostoevsky on? e)Which characters does he seem to find most sympathetic, and how does society treat them? f)What transforms Raskolnikov?
In the novel Crime and Punishment, how is the pawnbroker's room similar to and different from Rodya's room?
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