Crime and Punishment, Part III, Chapter 1
As Svidrigailov leaves, Razumikhin and Raskolnikov walk to the dealing with his extreme guilt as one person he trusts and one he does not trust now know . others, he asks for Dunya's hand in marriage, while few would. This is the case with Dmitri Prokofych Razumikhin and Rodion Raskolnikov in Rodion's health begins to affect his relationship with his mother and sister. The relationship between Dunya and Raskolnikov is always based on mutual It is only appropriate that she and Razumikhin marry at the end.
Where does he live? You saw him clearly? I thought just now that perhaps I really am mad, and have only seen a phantom. Perhaps I am really mad, and perhaps everything that happened all these days may be only imagination. But what did he say, what did he come for? Razumihin thought a minute.
I tried to begin, but it was no use. I drew Porfiry to the window, and began talking to him, but it was still no use. He looked away and I looked away. He merely looked at me, I cursed and came away. It was very stupid. Of course if you were in any danger or anything, but why need you care? Strange to say, till that moment it had never occurred to him to wonder what Razumihin would think when he knew.
As he thought it, Raskolnikov looked at him. In the corridor they came upon Luzhin; he had arrived punctually at eight, and was looking for the number, so that all three went in together without greeting or looking at one another. The young men walked in first, while Pyotr Petrovitch, for good manners, lingered a little in the passage, taking off his coat.
Pulcheria Alexandrovna came forward at once to greet him in the doorway, Dounia was welcoming her brother. Pyotr Petrovitch walked in and quite amiably, though with redoubled dignity, bowed to the ladies. He looked, however, as though he were a little put out and could not yet recover himself. Pulcheria Alexandrovna, who seemed also a little embarrassed, hastened to make them all sit down at the round table where a samovar was boiling. Dounia and Luzhin were facing one another on opposite sides of the table.
He represents the self-satisfied bureaucrat. Everyone in her circle considers him unacceptable because he is hoping her poverty will make her submissive. Raskolnikov forbids the marriage. His sin is scheming: His punishment is to be publicly exposed and humiliated.
His function is to provide an opportunity for self-understanding for Dunya, and to show that Raskolnikov is at least decent enough to be concerned for his sister's happiness and independence. He and his wife, Marfa Petrofina, formerly employed Dunya as a governess.
He is around 50, but looks younger. At the time, Svidrigailov was common name for a shady dealer and schemer. His sin is unbridled lust, an unrestrained obsession with sex, including adultery, child abuse, and trickery.
He is not a theoretician like Raskolnikov, but he is a nihilist in practical terms: Also like the murderer, the lecher is disturbed by nightmares. Instead of driving him to commit murder, Svidrigailov's self-defeating self-indulgence inevitably drives him to bottomless boredom and lonely suicide.
She doesn't appear in the novel except in other people's stories, and as a ghost. Her character functions as a literary device to tie off the loose ends. She represents the landed, wealthy class. Her money is working in the background throughout the novel.
She maligns Dunya's character unfairly, but restores it later, and leaves her a bequest. She sets up the engagement between Luzhin, a relative of hers, and Dunya.
Her sin is gluttony, and her sin is to die of over-indulgence. Sonya's Story A poor girl who is forced into prostitution to support her family.
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She is generally known as Sonya, a name derived from the Greek word for "wisdom. She believes whole-heartedly in Christian values and God's mercy. She is the center of a second subplot surrounding the deaths of her unfortunate parents. She symbolizes meekness and selfless devotion; "insatiable compassion.
Marmeladov is an alcoholic with self-awareness. He knows he is ruining himself and his family, but he can't stop drinking. His punishment is to be run over by a cart. It is unclear whether his fall in front of the horses was accidental or intentional.
He is a great storyteller. His function is to introduce Sonya's situation. He also introduces the tenets of Christianity that are illustrated by the novel. She is 30 years old. She brought three younger children to the marriage: Polenka, Lyona, and Kolya. She is consumptive and ill-tempered. Katerina is the evil step-mother: Her sin is overweening pride; her crime is forcing her step-daughter to become a sex worker.
Her punishment is a spectacular descent into madness, concluding with her dramatic death. Unknown actress portraying Katerina. This image does not capture her hysteria. He lives in the same building as the Marmeladovs and is instrumental in getting Sonya kicked out when she becomes a whore. He may not seem important but he reappears throughout the novel, always expounding on the "new ideas" that Dostoevsky is arguing against: While he grows angry and dizzy confronting Luzhin, she remains confident and in control, even when she becomes just as angry.
Crime and Punishment: Character Analysis
She is the strongest female character in the novel. Although Sonya appears equally strong, Dunya is not timid and crushed by poverty. Dunya is certainly one of the heroes in this novel. It is only appropriate that she and Razumikhin marry at the end. Svidrigailov- Svidrigailov is one of the most mysterious characters in Crime and Punishment.
There is no question, however, that he is a known villain. But other than his attempted rape of Dunya, all of his crimes have been put behind him. Another interesting trait that Svidrigailov possesses is that he knows that he cannot force reality to conform to his deepest desires.
In this way, he also serves as a foil to Raskolnikov. In the end, the rejection that Dunya gives in his attempt at sharing his love compels him to commit suicide. He dies with dignity. Razumikhin- This is Raskolnikov's fellow student and only friend from the university. Razumikhin takes care of Raskolnikov while he is ill and then takes care of Raskolnikov's family when Raskolnikov abandons them.
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He is in many ways the foil to Raskolnikov: Both are intelligent, but Razumikhin does not fall into the trap of hyper-rationalism as Raskolnikov does; he maintains his perspective and can see the dangers of the new ideas that have corrupted Raskolnikov.
Razumikhin falls in love with Dunya and pledges himself to take care of her and her mother forever. In the end, his marriage to Dunya makes this possible. Pulcheria Alexandrovna- This is Raskolnikov's mother. She writes to Rodya early on in the book, telling him about Dunya's experience with the Svidrigailovs and her eventual engagement to Luzhin.