Crime and Punishment Essay | Religion as Sanctuary

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Religion as Sanctuary

Summary: The theme of religion as sanctuary will be discussed in relation to Sonya and Raskolnikov in "Crime and Punishment" and Yvonne in "The Tin Flute."
Crime and Punishment is centered around a man named Raskolnikov, who thinks that he is extraordinary, and thus believes that he no longer has to answer to God, only to himself. We see in Part II of the novel, after he has killed Alyona Ivanovna and her sister Lizaveta, that this view he had of himself proves to be false, as he immediately feels the effects of his guilt. Raskolnikov eventually turns to Sonya, whose unfaltering faith in God makes her a bastion from which he can draw strength to help him on his gradual journey towards religious sanctuary. Sonya uses the same religious strength, with which she aids Raskolnikov's journey, to provide a sanctuary for herself from the depravity and sin that she lives within.

Despite Raskolnikov's alleged detachment from God, we can see that he has never dissolved this spiritual link, as he prays to...

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