Crime and Punishment

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In life, we eventually have our moral culpability. However in Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the characters Svidrigailov and Raskolnikov have done much moral culpabilities. Even though in this book, Svidrigailov seems like one of the bad guy kind of character and Raskolnikov is the main character that is supposedly the hero, it seems like Raskolnikov has done more serious moral culpabilities than Svidrigailov.

First, I’ll start with Svidrigailov. Svidrigailov seems like one of the most despicable, creepy, and evil character in this book. One way he had done a moral culpability is when he had murdered his wife (not actually proven). This was proved (not really) when Pulcheria Alexandrovna (Raskolnikov’s mother) wrote a note to Raskolnikov telling him that it was rumored that Svidrigailov had killed Marfa Petrovna (Svidrigailov’s wife). Also in that letter it also informs that Dunya (Raskolnikov’s sister) was tutoring Svidrigailov’s family, while she was there he tried to seduce her. After Dunya quit and left to visit Raskolnikov, a couple days later Svidrigailov comes over to the same city. He then finds Raskolnikov and ask Raskolnikov where is his sister because he wanted to talk to her (seems like he was stalking her). While he was following Dunya, he left his children at a relative’s house to never see them again (probably). Later on in the book, it turns out that he didn’t love him anymore. Although he still wanted to help Dunya with money so he left her some money. But, there’s a moral culpability, he has that seems like a really bad habit. It’s when he starts eavesdropping on everyone. It is especially when Raskolnikov is involved in the conversation.

Another person who does tons of moral culpabilities is Raskolnikov. One out many things he does is when he killed Alyona and Lizaveta Ivanovna (a pawnbroker and her sister). And there’s no definite reason why he killed them in the first place because his answers kept changing. In addition,...
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