A person who abandoned into persecution, poverty and hopelessness, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov. We observed that how bad humanity can become in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s magnificent piece Crime and Punishment when they have to make a decision without their volition. The education that we have, morality, and ideal of humans can change all of a sudden and also the process is unstoppable because when we hit the first domino stone, things just get out of hand…
Placing ourselves to the story at the beginning would be a smart move but I believe being Raskolnikov after crime is the thing which will make us Raskolnikov.
Now we may start to re-write crime and punishment. We are in 1866’s Soviet Union, the weather always seems like it will rain but my heart is on fire with the regret of killing Lizevata. I have to hide my strange behavior while communicating with someone but it does not mean I can left communicating because only way people can see your inside is the reflection occurred from your speeches. Also, I have to continue my life with same routines because moving somewhere else, and spending extra amount of money can take attention.
In contrast, I need to combine my education person life and my mental harmony. Perhaps, I re-start to teaching that would provide stable income. Although the income I will get is an insufficient amount, I do not have fear about money thanks to items that I stole. Proceeding my life at least two or three month might be beneficial. Life would be easy if there would not be any people in it, however, there are major characters who take huge roles in my life such as Razumikhin. As a matter of the fact, if we need to talk about Razumikhin, we have to solve a problem which is the marriage of my sister.
“It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky
When I, Rodion Raskolnikov, speak about my sister and also about my family, I think about the decision which I will take carefully and I find an intelligent conduct. On the other hand, if you make everything correct, your mistakes from past will show up. So, in order to hide this mistake I have to let Dounia to marry with whoever she wants.
“Pain and suf
fering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Consequently, moving to another country and starting my life again will be maybe the last and only choice I get even though I investigate the situations out of the story. Additionally, Razumikhin is another point we need to make devotion because I could not ask him to come with me. Although he is very smart and wealthy, he has acquaintances to live with.
Actually, we understood that it does not matter which move you choose to continue if you make a move unfair.