The story is Crime and Punishment by the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, and though it was a difficult read for Troy, the themes were familiar to him. Along with a dozen other men wearing dark blue scrubs, Troy is sitting in a large concrete classroom at the Cleveland Correctional Center in rural East Texas, about an hour north of Houston. His wife and kids have never visited him, and he gets teary when he brings up his daughter.
From there he was assigned to a Moscow hospital, where he served as military doctor, and inhe was appointed a senior physician.
In he married Maria Nechayeva.
The following year, he took up a post at the Mariinsky Hospital for the poor. Varvara —Andrei —Lyubov born and diedVera —Nikolai — and Aleksandra — Mikhail Dostoevsky and Maria Dostoevskaya born Nechayeva. He was raised in the family home in the grounds of the Mariinsky Hospital for the Poor, which was in a lower class district on the edges of Moscow.
From the age of three, he was reading heroic sagas, fairy tales and legends by his nanny, Alena Frolovna, an especially influential figure in his upbringing and love for fictional stories.
His parents introduced him to a wide range of literature, including Russian writers KaramzinPushkin and Derzhavin ; Gothic fiction such as Ann Radcliffe ; romantic works by Schiller and Goethe ; heroic tales by Cervantes and Walter Scott ; and Homer 's epics.
When a nine-year-old girl had been raped by a drunk, he was asked to fetch his father to attend to her. The incident haunted him, and the theme of the desire of a mature man for a young girl appears in The Devils, The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, and other writings.
He was described as a pale, introverted dreamer and an over-excitable romantic. Dostoevsky felt out of place among his aristocratic classmates at the Moscow school, and the experience was later reflected in some of his works, notably The Adolescent.
The previous May, his parents had sent Dostoevsky and his brother Mikhail to St Petersburg to attend the free Nikolayev Military Engineering Instituteforcing the brothers to abandon their academic studies for military careers. Dostoevsky entered the academy in Januarybut only with the help of family members.
Mikhail was refused admission on health grounds and was sent to the Academy in RevalEstonia. As his friend Konstantin Trutovsky once said, "There was no student in the entire institution with less of a military bearing than F.
He moved clumsily and jerkily; his uniform hung awkwardly on him; and his knapsack, shako and rifle all looked like some sort of fetter he had been forced to wear for a time and which lay heavily on him. Although he was solitary and inhabited his own literary world, he was respected by his classmates.
His reclusiveness and interest in religion earned him the nickname "Monk Photius ". His father's official cause of death was an apoplectic stroke, but a neighbour, Pavel Khotiaintsev, accused the father's serfs of murder. Had the serfs been found guilty and sent to SiberiaKhotiaintsev would have been in a position to buy the vacated land.
The serfs were acquitted in a trial in Tulabut Dostoevsky's brother Andrei perpetuated the story. He visited Mikhail in Reval, and frequently attended concerts, operas, plays and ballets.
During this time, two of his friends introduced him to gambling. Rizenkampf, a friend of Mikhail. Rizenkampf characterised him as "no less good-natured and no less courteous than his brother, but when not in a good mood he often looked at everything through dark glasses, became vexed, forgot good manners, and sometimes was carried away to the point of abusiveness and loss of self-awareness".
None were successful, and his financial difficulties led him to write a novel. His friend Dmitry Grigorovichwith whom he was sharing an apartment at the time, took the manuscript to the poet Nikolay Nekrasovwho in turn showed it to the renowned and influential literary critic Vissarion Belinsky.
Belinsky described it as Russia's first " social novel ". Shortly thereafter, he wrote his second novel, The Doublewhich appeared in the journal Notes of the Fatherland on 30 Januarybefore being published in February.
Around the same time, Dostoevsky discovered socialism through the writings of French thinkers FourierCabetProudhon and Saint-Simon.
Through his relationship with Belinsky he expanded his knowledge of the philosophy of socialism. He was attracted to its logic, its sense of justice and its preoccupation with the destitute and the disadvantaged.Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment is a novel that is centered on morality, criminality, and the works of guilt.
Written from the perspective of Raskolnikov (the main character), the book also ventures into the minds of other characters and at times reveals their thoughts. When Crime and Punishment was first published in a conservative journal called, The Russian Messenger, it was criticized by liberal thinkers.
They accused Dostoevsky of using Rodya to make the younger generation of Russians look like unstable, immoral people. Strakhov liked the novel, remarking that "Only Crime and Punishment was read in " and that Dostoevsky had managed to portray a Russian person aptly and realistically.
Otherwise, it received a mixed reception from critics, with most of the negative responses coming from nihilists. This sudden and savage murder smoldered within the young Dostoevsky, and when he began to write, the subject of crime, and murder in particular, was present in every new publication.
It is, of course, the central concern of Crime and Punishment. Crime and Punishment (Pre-reform Russian: Преступленіе и наказаніе; post-reform Russian: Преступление и наказание, tr. Prestupléniye i nakazániye, IPA: [prʲɪstʊˈplʲenʲɪje ɪ nəkɐˈzanʲɪje]) is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky.
- Suffering In the novel Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, suffering is an integral part of every character's role. However, the message that Dostoevsky wants to present with the main character, Raskolnikov, is not one of the Christian idea of salvation through suffering.