An analysis of the characters in crime and punishment a novel by fyodor dostoevsky

Alyona ivanovna

Nikodim Fomitch A handsome police officer who was also at Marmeladov's death scene and reports this fact to Porfiry. Fortunately for her, word has just come that she has been left money in someone's will, so she has some security. Alyona Ivanovna the pawnbroker whom Raskolnikov sets out to murder and rob. Luzhin Pyotr Petrovitch A petty and miserly clerk in government who wants a poor person for his bride so that she will be indebted to him. The main drama of the novel centers on his interior conflict, first over whether to kill the pawnbroker and later over whether to confess and rejoin humanity. The novel most commonly referred to as his masterpiece is Crime and Punishment. Polina also is the one sent after Rodion to ask him his name and where he lives after the death of her stepfather. His deepest wish is to marry a beautiful, intelligent, but desperately poor girl like Dunya so that she will be indebted to him.

He looks for news about the murder, and seems almost to want to draw attention to his own part in it. Dunya and Razumikhin marry and plan to move to Siberia, but Raskolnikov's mother falls ill and dies.

Pulcheria alexandrovna

Not long after this, she receives a letter from Svidrigailov in which he promises to prove that Raskolnikov committed the murders of Alyona and Lizaveta Ivanovna. When citing an essay from our library, you can use "Kibin" as the author. A poor ex-student, he responds to his poverty not by taking from others but by working even harder. She is present at the police station when Raskolnikov goes in the day after the murders. In the end, his marriage to Dunya makes this possible. Zametov Zamyotov , Alexander Gigorevitch The chief clerk at the police station. A Note on Pronunciation If the reader will remember to give strong stress to the syllable marked with an accent in this list, to give the vowels their "continental" value, and pronounce the consonants as in English, a rough approximation to the Russian pronunciation will be obtained. However, Marfa Petrovna came upon Dunya and Svidrigailov in the garden, where he was apparently begging Dunya to run away with him to Petersburg. The atmosphere deteriorates as guests become drunk and the half-mad Katerina Ivanovna engages in a verbal attack on her German landlady.

At the end, he finally turns himself in, but still does not believe that his crime was inherently sinful. Porfiry, who has just been discussing the case with Zamyotov, adopts an ironic tone during the conversation.

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She is present at the police station when Raskolnikov goes in the day after the murders. When he emerges several days later he finds that Razumikhin has tracked him down and has been nursing him. Svidrigailov attempts to blackmail Dunya into marrying him, and even threatens to take her by force, but she has come prepared to shoot him.

Not long after this, she receives a letter from Svidrigailov in which he promises to prove that Raskolnikov committed the murders of Alyona and Lizaveta Ivanovna. Perhaps the best description of Raskolnikov occurs in Part Three, Chapter 2 when Razumihkin tries to explain to Raskolnikov's mother, Pulcheria Alexandrovna, and to his sister, Dunya Avdotya Romanovna how Raskolnikov has been acting lately: "He is morose, gloomy, proud and haughty, and of late — and perhaps for a long time before — he has been suspicious and fanciful.

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He lived a very hard life starting from the time he was a young boy in St. The novel most commonly referred to as his masterpiece is Crime and Punishment.

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Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov