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how is raskolnikov's murder judged reasonable in "crime and punishment"
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Raskolnikov considers himself to be a Napoleon, one of the elite human beings he discusses in his essay "On Crime". He believes there are certain individuals who are able to "step over" the constraints of society without thought or remorse and "say something new". He also believes that if the overall outcome of an action is good then that justifies the action taken. He also does not believe he is even committing a crime because he honestly believes he is doing society a favor by getting rid of a "moneylending louse... who prays on the poor and destitute".

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