Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment (epub, fb2)
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Crime and Punishment focus?s on th? mental anguish ?nd moral dilemmas ?f Rodion Raskolnikov, ?n impoverished ?x-student
in St. Petersburg wh? formulates and executes ? plan to kill ?n unscrupulous pawnbroker f?r her c?sh.
Raskolnikov argu?s that with th? pawnbroker’s money h? can perform go?d deeds t? counterbalance th? crime, while
ridding th? world of a worthless v?rmin.
H? also ?ommits this murder t? test his ?wn hypothesis that s?me people ar? naturally capable ?f such things,
?nd even have th? right to d? them.
S?veral times throughout th? novel, Raskolnikov justifi?s his actions by c?mparing hims?lf with Napoleon Bonaparte,
b?lieving that murd?r is permissibl? in pursuit ?f a higher purpos?.