Raskolnikov is first introduced as a callous person with a negative view of the world and life. His thoughts are channeled into committing murders to which he feels justified. In the period of time following the crimes Raskolnikov goes through changes in his mentality and outlook on life. In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky shows Raskolnikov’s development through representation of his psyche and thoughts. These thoughts are specifically shown in areas of his transgression and mounting guilt as well
The novel Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is about how suffering has an essential part of each of the character's role. The message that Dostoevsky is trying to present, is that the main character, Raskolnikov, is suffering in many different ways in his life. The ideas of suffering have a major role throughout the entire novel. The author never lets his main character suffer mentally throughout the novel, in relation to the crime. His only pain is being physical sickness.