Profane problem and Orthodox reaction in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment provides for the 1st time an exam of this nice novel as a piece geared toward profitable again “target readers”, younger modern radicals, from Utilitarianism, nihilism, and Utopian Socialism. Dostoevsky framed the conflict within the context of the Orthodox Church and oral culture as opposed to the West. He depended on wisdom of the Gospels as textual content received orally, forcing readers to react emotionally, no longer rationally, and therefore undermining the very foundation of his competitors’ arguments. Dostoevsky saves Raskol’nikov, underscoring the inadequacy of rational proposal and reminding his readers of a history discarded at their peril. This quantity can be of targeted curiosity to secondary and collage scholars, in addition to to readers attracted to literature, rather, in Russian literature, and Dostoevsky.
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