Language: Russian Time And Place Written



Download 41.5 Kb.
Page1/2
Date28.04.2021
Size41.5 Kb.
  1   2

Key Facts
Full Title: Crime and Punishment

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Type Of Work: Novel



Genre: Psychological drama

Language: Russian

Time And Place Written: 1865–1866, St. Petersburg, Russia

Date of First Publication: 1866; appeared serially in The Russian Messenger before being published in book form in 1867

Publisher: The serial edition was published by the editor of The Russian Messenger, Mikhail Katkov; the two-volume book version was published by Bazanov.



Narrator: Third-person omniscient

Climax: Raskolnikov’s confession in Part VI, Chapter VIII



Protagonist: Raskolnikov

Antagonists: Luzhin, Porfiry Petrovich, Svidrigailov, Raskolnikov’s conscience



Settings (Time): 1860s

Settings (Place): St. Petersburg and a prison in Siberia

Point Of View : The story is told primarily from the point of view of Raskolnikov but occasionally switches to the perspective of Svidrigailov, Razumikhin, and Dunya.

Falling Action: The Epilogue, in which Raskolnikov, imprisoned in Siberia, discovers that he loves Sonya

Tense: Past

Foreshadowing: In Part I, Chapter I, when Raskolnikov rehearses the murder of the pawnbroker; throughout the rest of the novel, whenever Raskolnikov considers confessing

Tones : Tragic, emotional, melodramatic, critical, despairing, fatalistic, confessional
Themes: Alienation from society, the psychology of crime and punishment, religious redemption, the importance of family, nihilism, the “superman”

Motifs: Poverty



Symbols: The city as a symbol of Raskolnikov’s internal state; the cross as a symbol of religious redemption
Context

Born

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

-11 November 1821-

Moscow, Moskovsky Uyezd, Moscow Governorate, Russian Empire


Died

9 February 1881 (aged 59)

Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire



Occupation


Military engineer

Novelist


Journalist

Nationality

Russian

Education

Military Engineering-Technical University, St. Petersburg

Genre

Novel

short story

journalism


Subject

Psychology

Philosophy

Christianity



Download 41.5 Kb.

Share with your friends:
  1   2




The database is protected by copyright ©ininet.org 2020
send message

    Main page