Plot[ edit ] A poor student with a conflicted idea of himself, Raskolnikov Rodya as his mother calls him decides to kill a mean pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanovna, with whom he has been dealing, with the idea of using the money to start his life all over.
But why he commited the crime? The truth is that Raskolnikov murdered the old pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna and her sister Lizaveta in order to prove his theory.
What is Raskolnikov's theory about?
Raskolnikov's theory in "Crime and Punishment" may seem complicated but it is quite simple. He believed that there are two types of men in the world: They serve as a material.
This is how Raskolnikov explained his theory to Porfiry Petrovich, the murder investigator: The first category, generally speaking, are men conservative in temperament and law-abiding; they live under control and love to be controlled.
The second category all transgress the law; they are destroyers or disposed to destruction according to their capacities. The crimes of these men are of course relative and varied; for the most part they seek in very varied ways the destruction of the present for the sake of the better.
But if such a one is forced for the sake of his idea to step over a corpse or wade through blood, he can The first preserve the world and people it, the second move the world and lead it to its goal. Each class has an equal right to exist This is how Porfiry Petrovich puts Raskolnikov's theory in other words: But extraordinary men have a right to commit any crime and to transgress the law in any way, just because they are extraordinary A special little theory came in too--a theory of a 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.
Napoleon attracted him tremendously, that is, what affected him was that a great many men of genius have not hesitated at wrongdoing, but have overstepped the law without thinking about it.
He seems to have fancied that he was a genius too--that is, he was convinced of it for a time. He has suffered a great deal and is still suffering from the idea that he could make a theory, but was incapable of boldly overstepping the law, and so he is not a man of genius.
And that's humiliating for a young man of any pride, in our day especially Obviously Raskolnikov's theory in "Crime and Punishment" failed right after he commited the crime.
He realised that he can not live with what he did. And he discovered that his theory was doomed to failure. Because, according to his theory. Since Raskolnikov was asking himsef wthere he was capable of murdering or not, he already "failed" to be exraordinary person in his own eyes. For example, Dostoevski himself calls Raskolnikov's theory a "strange" one he mentioned it in one of his lettersOf course, it was a strange theory, not humane and awful.
But unfortunately, this theory was the reason for Raskolnikov's crime.Fate and the Extraordinary Man in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky’s hero, Raskolnikov, formulates a theory separating the population into ordinary and extraordinary people.
Raskolnikov's theory in the novel "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoevsky "Crime and Punishment" of Dostoevsky is a detective novel about a crime commited by Rodion Raskolnikov (Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov).
- The extraordinary man in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is presented in three fashions: the first is Dostoevsky's theory of the extraordinary man, the second is the main character's, Raskolnikov's notion of himself as an extraordinary man and the third is Dostoevsky's view of the protagonist's attachment to his self-identification with the.
Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov (pre-reform Russian: Родіонъ Романовичъ Раскольниковъ; post-reform Russian: Родион Романович Раскольников, tr.
Rodión Románovich Raskólʹnikov, IPA: [rədʲɪˈon rɐˈmanəvʲɪtɕ rɐˈskolʲnʲɪkəf]) is the fictional protagonist of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. While awake, Raskolnikov’s view of the old woman is spiteful, defined by his tenacious belief in his extraordinary man theory.
However, the dream acts as a conduit for Raskolnikov’s subconscious, and without the constraints of his theory the horrific nature of his crime becomes apparent. Crime and Punishment – Raskolnikov’s Extraordinary Man Theory: In the novel, Crime and Punishment, the principle character, Raskolnikov, has unknowingly published a collection of his thoughts on crime and punishment via an article entitled “On Crime.