Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. This was first published in the Russian literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. This is the second of Dostoevsky's full-length novels... read more
"Crime and Punishment" is one of the greatest novels ever written; it explores the farthest corners of the human mind and pushes it even further to see just what we are capable of. We follow the down-on-his-luck Raskolnikov in his agonizing efforts to probe and confront both his own motives... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
"Crime and Punishment" is one of the greatest novels ever written; it explores the farthest corners of the human mind and pushes it even further to see just what we are capable of. We follow the down-on-his-luck Raskolnikov in his agonizing efforts to probe and confront both his own motives for, and the consequences of, his heinous crime. As the pages turn, he becomes more paranoid and lost in his own psyche, a conflict that drives him deeper into the black hole of insanity.
“"Why am I to be pitied, you say? Yes! There's nothing to pity me for! I ought to be crucified, crucified on a cross, not pitied! Crucify me, oh judge, crucify me but pity me?"”Rodion Raskolnikov
“"They say it is necessary for me to suffer! What's the object of these senseless sufferings? Shall I know any better what they are for, when I am crushed by hardships and idiocy, and weak as an old man after twenty years' penal servitude?"”Rodion Raskolnikov
“Why am I going there now? Am I capable of that? Is that serious? It is not serious at all. It's simply a fantasy to amuse myself; a plaything! Yes, maybe it is a plaything.”
“Where is it I've read that someone condemned to death says or think, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he'd only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once! Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!”
“I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity.”
“A special little theory come in too - a theory of sort - dividing mankind, you see, into material and superior persons, that is persons to whom the law does not apply owing to their superiority, who make laws for the rest of mankind, the material, that is.”
“Extraordinary men have a right to commit any crime and to transgress the law in any way, just because they are extraordinary”
“Why do you demand a heroism of me that you may not even have in yourself?”Avdotya Romanovna
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