Crime and Punishment Essay | The Theories of Murder in Crime and Punishment

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The Theories of Murder in Crime and Punishment

Summary: Crime and Punishment by Dostevsky is a 19th century murder novel with the identity of the murderer revealed, but his intentions far from being clear. Every chapter is full of uncertainties, but no other facet of the novel causes greater vexation than what drove Raskolnikov to commit the murder.
Crime and Punishment-(theories of murder)

In literature, authors always struggle to make their works more interesting than another's. A murder story is a sure way to gain anyone's attention. Since the first novel, authors like Edgar Allen Poe have tried to create the perfect murder mystery. Dostoevsky might have succeeded in that in his most famous work Crime and Punishment. It is a 19th century murder novel with the identity of the murderer revealed, but his intentions far from being clear. Every chapter is full of uncertainties, but no other facet of the novel causes greater vexation than what drove Raskolnikov to commit the murder.

This is not to say that he committed murder without reason or purpose; instead, he is a multi-faceted character that is both likeable and a scoundrel all at once. Raskolnikov himself is even unsure why he...

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