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Crime and Punishment
Transcript of Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky Timeline 1821 born in Moscow on
October 30 1837 enters the Army Engineering college
in St. Petersburg 1839 Father is killed 1844 resigns his commission
in the army and begins
writing seriously. Finishes "Poor Folk" 1847 Writes for the
St. Petersburg Gazette 1849 arrested for joining a socialist group. sentenced to death, but granted prison time instead. released from prison,
but forced to enrole
in the military 1854 1856 Promoted to
in the army 1857 1859 1860 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1871 1873 1875 1878 1879 1881 Marries Mariya Isayeva
Publishes "A Little Hero Returns to St. Petersburg
Publishes "Uncle's Dream Publishes "The Insulted & The Injured
Publishes "The House of the Dead" Wife falls
seriously ill Wife dies on April 16
Fyodor begins gambling Leaves Russia,
goes to Wiesbaden Publishes "Crime
& Punishment" Marries Anna
Grigoryevna Snitka A daughter is born,
dies 5 months later
Publishes "The Idiot" Another daughter born
family in great poverty Family returns to Russia
Fyodor stops gambling
Son born in July Becomes editor of "The Citizen Second son dies Another son born Publishes "The
Brothers Karamazov" Dies on January 29 Crime & punishment Genre:Psychological Drama All of Dostoevsky's works focus on the human mind Plot Summary: Raskolnikov, or Rodia, is a poor man who believes he is exempt from the laws of ethics Rising Action:In his mind, Rodia contemplates the crime he will commit. Climax:Rodia sneaks into a woman's apartment and kills her and her sister. Falling Action:Rodia attemps to deal with his conscience after the murders Conclusion:rodia confesses to the crime Pont of view:
3rd person omniscient Characters Rodia
Sonia Setting 1860's in
St. Petersburg Figurative language- simile "the blood gushed as from an overturned glass, and the body fell backward" (Dostoevsky 84). Themes Crime Doesn't Pay
A guilty conscience is true punishment Symbolism "On the string were two crosses, one of Cyprus wood and one of brass"(Dostoevsky 85) Foreshadowing "Will I really?...Will i really take the ax, will I really hit her on the head, split open her skull?"(Dostoevsky 67) Imagery "Sonia was a small, thin girl of about eighteen, fairly pretty, blonde, with remarkable blue eyes"(Dostoevsky 187). Irony Rodia believes that his conscience is what will allow him to commit the crime, but it ends up being the reason he turns himself in. In Conclusion...