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Not all the greatest literary works can be expected to come from the same language culture or origin However there is no ideal way to judge the ranking of a novel after translation for many of its previous linguistic implications and references re then lost If a book even after translation is considered a great masterpiece then it is most definitely worth some attention Fyodor Dostoevsky uses literary themes in coordination with a plot based on his own experiences reflecting the very thoughts and feelings of the reader to produce such a novel in Crime and Punishment Fyodor Mikhailevich Dostoevsky born in Moscow on October 30 1921 Dostoevsky was destined to lead a life of misfortune Brought up under tense circumstances and with a harsh childhood due to conflicts between his loving mother and demanding father he became an extra-ordinary man His mother died when he was only 15 and his father was murdered the following year He lived his life in sadness but soon rose to considerable fame in the Russian Army but that also was not to last He was soon accused of plotting against the nation on April 22 1849 as a part of a group publishing satirical writings expressing their negative outlook regarding the control of the Russian tsar and the state of the poor He was sentenced to death but later exiled to Siberia There he considered himself a poor educated man and faced great discrimination because of it Upon his return he began publishing some of his more famed books and became nationally renowned httpwwwdartmouthedu karamazo In Crime and Punishment the main character Rodya is a poor educated man who resolves to change his life and his condition for the better He murders a local pawnbroker and steals her money and goods but his heart stops him from benefiting from the spoils of his crime He covers his tracks well and evades the officials but in the end after
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