Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2017)
Raskolnikov's world and double personality in Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime and punishment"
Author(s): R Ramya, D Jeyanthi, R Niranjanadevi, R Vinayaga Durga, J Keerthana
Abstract: The life and literary career of the author makes for as much
fascinating reading as that of any of his great novels. Dostoevsky’s Crime and
Punishment is a novel that embodied both the writer’s personal dilemma and the
dilemma facing his country in its attempts to liberalize or modernize itself
and to liberate the common people from the tyranny of the Tsars and their
autocratic supporters. The theme of the extraordinary versus the ordinary man
relies on this sort of calculated logic. Raskolnikov uses to commit the
murders, symbolizes the two halves of Raskolnikov’s nature these opposing sides
are in conflict throughout the novel and are reflected in his victims.