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This epic tells the tale of Raskolnikov, a pupil who believes he's enhanced and entitled. He commits against the law and the e-book strains his downfall. After being shipped off to Siberia for a jail sentence, Raskolnikov reveals discomfort to be a method through which the soul is purified of all its sins.

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A. University of Colorado Consulting Editor James L. D. Department of English University of Nebraska ISBN 0-8220-0328-7 © Copyright 1963 by Cliffs Notes, Inc. A. , and may not be used in whole or in part without written permission. Cliffs Notes, Inc. Lincoln, Nebraska Page 3 Contents Life and Background of the Author 5 Cast of Characters 7 A Brief Synopsis 10 Structure 11 Summaries and Critical Commentaries Part One 14 Part Two 24 Part Three 33 Part Four 42 Part Five 49 Part Six 56 Epilogue 65 The "Extraordinary Man" Theories 66 Character Review 70 Motifs 74 Study Questions 81 Suggested Theme Topics 82 Page 5 Life and Background of the Author Dostoievsky was born of lower middle class parents in 1821 and lived until 1881.

The group was arrested in 1849 and placed in prison. After due investigation, fifteen of the revolutionaries, including Dostoievsky, Page 6 were condemned to be shot before a firing squad. A few days later, the entire group were bound and placed before the firing squad. As all the horrible preparations were being completed, and the victims were actually ready to be shot, a messenger from the Tsar arrived with a reprieve. ) But this soul-shaking, harrowing encounter with death created a strong never-to-be-forgotten impression that haunted Dostoievsky for years to come.

B. Raskolnikov's first sight of Sonia reveals her as a person of great suffering and shame. The absurd finery and gaudy dress required by prostitution contrast vividly with her demure and humiliated self. C. Note that Raskolnikov's compassion causes him to give his last twenty rubles to Katerina for help. This is the money that he has just received from his mother. Again, even though Raskolnikov can intellectually rationalize a murder, he cannot stand the sight of others suffering, indicating the tremendous poles of his existence.

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