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Crime Punishment Essay The character Rodion Romanovna Raskolnikov from Fyodor Dostoevskys novel Crime and Punishment is a classic example of a tragic hero His life as a man of many redeeming qualities takes a turn for the worst as his desires to improve his existence lead him to surrender to temptations that inevitably ruin his life Fortunately Raskolnikovs life does not end in tragedy for he is able to find comfort and peace of mind through the unconditional love of his friends and family Through Raskolnikov author Dostoevsky implies that criminals want to be punished and that love is the greatest remedy for even the biggest of problems Raskolnikov is the type of person least likely to be suspected of committing a crime He comes from an educated family and is always the first to help people in need even if it means giving them his last dollar For instance early in the novel Raskolnikov observes a young girl staggering down the street followed by a strange looking man I dont know that dandyhe is very eager to get hold of her to get her away somewhere while she is in this stateThink how can we keep her out of his hands and how are we to get her home Dostoevsky 43 Raskolnikov is so concerned with the safety and well being of the young girl that he is compelled to give the last of his money to an officer for a cab to take her home Another example showing his generosity is the time he takes the drunken Marmeladov home and leaves money on the windowsill on his way out As he went out Raskolnikov had time to put his hand into his pocket to snatch up the coppers he had received in exchange for his rouble in the tavern and to lay them unnoticed on the window Dostoevsky 23 Although Raskolnikov knows that he cannot afford to be giving out money he
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