Crime and Punishment Psycho-Analytical Analysis

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Psycho-Analytical Approach to Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment The essential factors of psycho-analysis that are important in a interpretation of Raskolnikov's behavior in the novel Crime and Punishment, and whose conflict results in Raskolnikov's becoming a criminal are the id, the superego, and the ego. We see that these three parts of Raskolnikovís psyche attribute to his strange behavior and in the end his fate as a criminal. Before beginning an assessment of Raskolnikoví…

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…law. Without going into too much detail this could be said to be an attempt by Raskolnikov to rationalize the desires of his id with his intellect. Leading him to the strange conclusion that it is justified to kill someone if it is beneficial to certain people. In conclusion, Raskolnikov is the product of a cruel and desperate society and tortured by a chaotic psyche, and eventually his erratic behavior leads him to his downfall.