Crime and Punishment
The main character of the novel Crime and Punishment by Feodor
Dostoevsky, Raskolnikov, is in reality two totally contradicting
personalities. One part of him is the the intellectual. He is cold,
unfeeling and inhumane. He exibits tremendous self-will. It is this
side that enables him to commit the most terrible crime imaginable -
taking another human life. The other part of his personality is warm
and compassionate. This is the side of
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is to make Raskolnikov into one character.
Sonya helps bring Raskolnikov back into his emotional, humane side.
Through her suffering, she shows him that it is important to have a
love for all humanity and that no person should ever be able to exist
like a parasite off of another person. Porifery, the official
investigating the crime, acts as the intellectual who shows
Roskolnikov that all intellect must be used for the good of mankind.