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For Feb. 9, 2011 in class - Short essay questions – You may use your book. Work Email by yourself. Email ( your answers by cutting and pasting these questions onto a new document. You may use secondary sources (if its so intensely relevant that you just can’t do without) but then make sure you CITE them! DO NOT plagiarize from the Internet!! If your work reads too well I will upload it onto Turnitin. No kidding. Please cite relevant passages in the book by using their corresponding page numbers. You should do this for most of your answers. (Instead of response journals, remember?) I will assess these. Yes I will. Part 2: Chapter 4, Chapter 5

1. What do you think it says about Razumikhin’s character that he is so close to guessing the truth of the murder? “Razumikhin does not fall into the trap of hyper rationalism as Raskolnikov does; he maintains his perspective and can see the dangers of the new ideas that have corrupted Raskolnikov. Razumikhin falls in love with Dunya, Raskolnikov's beautiful sister, and pledges himself to take care of her and her mother forever. In the end, his marriage to Dunya makes this possible.” 1

2. Who is Zosimov? And what is his relationship to Rashkolnikov? Zosimov is the doctor of Rodya and helps him through his illness. 3. Why is Nicolas suspected of the murder?
Because he is the painter of the house, when Rodya committed the crime. He fled for the police and tried to hang himself but finally “confessed”

Part 2: Chapter 6, Chapter 7 Raskolnikov’s character:
4. How does Raskolnikov feel after the murder? What actions does he undertake that reflect his emotional state of mind? He feels confused but relieved at the same time. He thought he would be free after the murder but in fact it was only isolating him more. So he locked himself up in his room even more than before 5. How does Raskolnikov hide his guilt?

He tries to forget it but he can’t so He “buries” it deep inside of...
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