I can't really tell if Raskolnikov's a regular thief or if he is planning a theft for the first time. Either way he's very observant.
Okay, well I was kind of shocked when it was revealed Raskolnikov was plotting murder. I didn't think that he had it in him to commit the crime but he managed. I think he's going to crack under the stress and the fear of being caught. It's already effecting his health.
Sorry I had to miss class last week. My mom said you guys had a good discussion. Hope you're coming along with your reading and don't forget to post!
The phycology is very impressive in this book. Last Thursday we were talking about what kinds of struggles he is going to face and we all agreed that more punishment comes from the conflict within himslef. I think hes tearing himself apart inside.
Oh, definitely. I love that Raskolnikov felt somewhat less guilty after giving money to that family whose father died. I'm wondering if he's going to try to do other "good deeds" to ease his conscience.
haha wow. I think that Raskolnikovs reasoning is punishment enough. He should get some friends to cope with instead of dealing with it all himself.
Yeah, if he had been more sociable and avoided separating himself so much from his friends, he probably wouldn't have gone off the philosophical deep-end in the first place and committed murder.
I was just thinking that. O.o He's is going crazy. He's pretty much asking to get caught by trying to go get the watch that he pawned. I'm suprised his friend hasn't started suspecting him any.
Haha like I said before, I think that one of his friends suspects it, but they don't want to believe it. It's hard not to believe that Raskolnikov committed the murder
I think you're definitely right in saying that his friend suspects it but doesn't want to believe it. Who would want to believe their best friend was an axe-murderer?
Hey guys,Wanted to let you know that we will NOT be having class tomorrow. Unfortunately, I'm sick again. Since we still had a class last time, I figured you might not mind a little break. I wouldn't want to get you guys sick. So just keep up reading through next week, and try to get on early to post. If you could go ahead and post your thoughts about this last weeks reading asap, that would be great.Thanks.
Hey. I'm really sorry it's taken me forever to post. :/ The SAT has made my life crazy. Anways, something that caught my attention in last week's reading was the conversation between Porfiry and Raskolnikov. Mostly the end of their conversation where Porfiry asked Raskolnikov to leave a note of where he hid the goods in case he decided to commit suicide. He didn't try to talk him out of it; he just asked if he chose to do so to be sure to let them know where the stuff was. haha
The last few chapters are just sad. Even though I didn't like Svidrigailov very much, I felt sorry for him when he died. I think this was only because he told the policeman to tell those who asked that he went to America. I'm not sure if this was to protect whoever may ask or if he was just making sure his reputation stayed the same. Something else that stuck out to me was how each time Raskolnikov tried to back out of confessing, he would see Sonya and turn back around. The very sight of her would make him feel his guilt. Was there a sequel to this book? The epilogue definitely makes it seem that way.