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Complexity of a character In many novels the complexity of a character is often described within the first few chapters In the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky the author takes the first few pages to discuss the main character The main character is extremely proud cynical and emotionally detached from humanity and somewhat in a mental state Traits that may get any one into trouble especially if put into the right situation Throughout the entire passage the reader can tell that the character a fear of confrontation with anyone However the main clue is at the beginning of the passage when the author states He had become soisolated from his fellows that he dreaded meeting not only his landlady but anyone at all20-23 All he really cared about was himself The character especially dreaded meeting his landlady He was so in debt to his landlady15-16 that he tried to avoid her every time he left his house He seemed to be living a life avoiding everything that he was responsible for Within the passage the character became aware of his fears The character wants to attempt a thing like that and am frightened by these trifles38-39 The reader can assume that the character is planning something but is not sure to go through with it He says it himself that he talks too much and because of that he does nothing That explains a lot about his character Showing that he is mostly talk and not a lot of action Towards the end of the passage it is certain that the character is planning something However it is obvious that he is still confused He wants to go through with something but such trifles that always ruin everything127-128 He has a fear that the small things are going to get in the way The character thinks that his rags would be the one thing to get him caught He is spending so
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