crime and punishment

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Intellect and Emotion In Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, the main character is a man with two contradicting personalities a dark grim side and a warm loving side. The terms dark and grim used loosely to describe his intellectual side. It was this side of him that allowed him to commit a great sin, a murder of an old pawnbroker. Raskolnikov wants to use intellect to act and react with. With it he is able …

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…why Raskolnikov confessed. The detective investigating the murders, Porify, also helps Raskolnikov. He sees Raskolnikov as an extremely intelligent man who is a little misguided. He believes in Raskolnikov and thinks he will become successful and beneficial to society. With the help of Sonia and Porify to show Raskolnikov that intelligence must be used for good, I see the novel as a continuous struggle for Raskolnikov to correct the imbalance between his intellect and personality.