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There are many links between Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and A Dolls House by Henrik Isben Each character goes through many ironic situations Throughout both of the works all three types of irony are used In this essay irony is going to be used to link the two works together Dramatic situational and verbal irony are going to be used to link the two works togetherDramatic irony is used throughout Crime and Punishment The reader knows that Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov killed the pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna and her sister Lizaveta Ivanovna A quote to support this isHe took the axe right out swung it up in both hands barely conscious of what he was doing and almost without effort almost effort almost mechanically brought the butt of it down on the old womans head Dostoyevsky 114No one in the novel knows who killed the pawnbroker and her sister except for Raskolnikov The police officer Porfiry Petrovitch suspects that Raskolnikov killed the pawnbroker and her sister but he cannot prove itThe reader also knows that Luzhin puts money in Sofya Semyonovna Marmeladovs pocket when she is not looking After Sofya whose nickname is Sonia finishes talking to Luzhin she leaves Sonia has no idea that Luzhin has put money into her pocket Raskolnikovs friend Andrei Semyonovitch Lebezyatnikov was present when all of that takes place All of this was observed by Andrei Semyonovich Dostoyevsky 460 Luzhin goes to a reception for Sonias father Semyon Zakharovitch Marmeladov and announces that Sonia is a thief Sonia immediately denies the accusation Luzhin tells her to look in her pocket Sure enough the money that he was missing was there Luzhin wants Sonia to marry him but she does not love him Luzhin plans to blackmail Sonia into marrying him Lebezyatnikov steps in to save the day when he says I saw it I saw it And even though its against my convictions I would be prepared to swear
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