Sonya’s affect on Raskolnikov
Sonya, throughout the story had a great affect on Raskolnikov’s changes. In the novel, Crime and Punishment by Fyoder Dostoevsky, this can be seen from all the things Sonya had done for Raskolnikov and what affect the cold person turned loving.
Sonya is the daughter of Rodia’s friend that was forced into prostitution to provide for the family, but all is done willingly out of love. In Sonya,
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are "simply a blunder, the sort of thing that might happen to anyone," but Rodia is ashamed by allowing guilt to come in. Although Rodia is physically in prison, Raskalnikov’s real prison is spiritual. Raskalnikov remains a slave to guilt, and it is only through repentance that the chains will be loosed and Sonya in all aspect help Rodia through confession and finally feeling free from guilt that was in him for so long.