Consequences In Raskolyevsky's Novel By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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This novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky is set in St. Petersburg, Russia. Overall, this novel is about a young man who murdered two people and he is driven by guilt that he feels afterwards all throughout the novel. This book is not only about just a crime committed by a man. This book can be analyzed more in depth psychologically. Rodion Raskolnikov is the main character in this novel. He is a young man, also a former student, who suffers extreme poverty. He also seems to suffer depression and an anxiety disorder. He might also be suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. All these traits of Raskolnikov contributed to the murder of Alyona Ivanova and her sister. This novel is basically about the consequences of a man’s actions. The major consequences are the psychological disorders that he experiences after these actions.
Alvona Ivanova is an old pawnbroker who Raskolnikov despises because he thinks that she cheats the poor out of their money and that she enslaves her sister. The…show more content… Before he goes to confess, Sonya gives him a cross. I think that this is an important scene in the book because I think it is the beginning of his redemption and change of heart. Initially, Raskolnikov never agreed with Sonya’s belief in Christianity but he accepts her cross anyway. The cross does not represent his understanding of Christianity but it represents his new path toward recognition of the sins that he has committed. I don’t think that Raskolnikov will commit suicide even though he has attempted to before. I think that Raskolnikov cares for Sonya just as much as she cares for him, he could also possibly love her as well. If Raskolnikov does love her and care about what she wants, he will go turn himself in to the police. Besides, I would imagine that being imprisoned by extreme guilt, fear, and anxiety is way worse than being imprisoned in a real