Raskolnikov came in almost at the moment of their return from the cemetery. The dream is later mentioned when Raskolnikov talks to Marmeladov. With chaos descending, everyone is surprised by the sudden and portentous appearance of Luzhin. He receives the funeral rites, and Polenka returns saying that Sonya is coming immediately. He sternly announces that a 100 ruble banknote disappeared from his apartment at the precise time that he was being visited by Sonya, whom he had invited in order to make a small donation.
This is the money that he has just received from his mother — money that she could hardly spare and not for him to squander on some poor family. What are you saying, Sonia? At the end of November much had been written and was ready; I burned it all; I can confess that now. Like Sonya, Dunya is ready to sacrifice herself for the sake of her family, though she denies it, and therefore engages herself to the unworthy Luzhin, whom she follows to Petersburg. He gains access by pretending he has something to pawn, and then attacks her with the axe, killing her. Crime and Punishment: A Mind to Murder. Finding herself caught between her brother and her fiancé, each of whom demands that she give up the other for his sake, she calls them together to reconcile and ends by breaking with Luzhin.
Raskolnikov happens to be present and gets Marmeladov home, where he dies. A poor ex-student, he responds to his poverty not by taking from others but by working even harder. Dunya is as intelligent, proud, and good-looking as her brother, but she is also moral and compassionate. Being a widow she got married to Mr. Afanasy Ivanovich Vakhrushin merchant from whom Pulcheria Raskolnikov borrowed money, on the security of her pension, to send to her son. Amalia Ivanovna Lippewechsel Marmeladov's landlady. Though she tends to romanticize things and perhaps get carried away, Pulcheria Alexandrovna sees a good deal, which comes out in the end especially, when she falls ill and in her delirium betrays her suspicion of her son's fate, which till then has been kept from her.
Archived from on 2 October 2013. Archived from on 20 June 2014. She drives Sonya into prostitution in a fit of rage, but later regrets it. Physically, Raskolnikov is an exceptionally handsome man, and now Dostoevsky presents Sonya as small, but very pretty with lovely hair and remarkable blue eyes. The first part of Crime and Punishment appeared in the January 1866 issue of The Russian Messenger, and the last one was published in December 1866. Luzhin Pyotr Petrovich — A well-off lawyer who is engaged to Dunya in the beginning of the novel. And then, honoured sir, and then, I, being at the time a widower, with a daughter of fourteen left me by my first wife, offered her my hand, for I could not bear the sight of such suffering.
GradeSaver, 30 May 2000 Web. She seemed absent-minded, though she kept looking at Katerina Ivanovna, trying to please her. She drives Sonya into prostitution in a fit of rage, but later regrets it, and beats her children mercilessly, but works ferociously to improve their standard of living. Again, even though Raskolnikov can rationalize a murder, he cannot stand the sight of human suffering, indicating the tremendous poles of his existence. Alyona Ivanovna the pawnbroker whom Raskolnikov sets out to murder and rob. He is upright, strong, resourceful and intelligent, but also somewhat naïve — qualities that are of great importance to Raskolnikov in his desperate situation. Dostoevsky, having carried on quite bruising polemics with Katkov in the early 1860s, had never published anything in its pages before.
Moreover Sonia had said with good reason that her mind was unhinged. In their meeting, Raskolnikov shows great compassion for young Polenka and asks her to pray for him. He attempts to win her back and discredit her brother by framing and slandering Sonya, but it does not work. Raskolnikov exemplifies the potentially disastrous hazards contained in such an ideal. Isolated and antisocial, he has abandoned all attempts to support himself, and is brooding obsessively on a scheme he has devised to murder and rob an elderly pawn-broker. Painfully, he tries to explain his abstract motives for the crime to the uncomprehending Sonya.
Then all of a sudden she would be disillusioned and would rudely and contemptuously repulse the person she had only a few hours before been literally adoring. Beautiful, proud, virtuous, and somewhat arrogant, Dunya is in many ways similar to her brother. Dunya is waiting for him at his room, and he tells her that he will be going to the police to confess to the murders. Sonya is forced to prostitute herself to support herself and the rest of her family. Dunya has decided that a meeting, at which both Luzhin and her brother are present, must take place, and Raskolnikov agrees to attend that evening along with Razumikhin. At the time Dostoevsky owed large sums of money to creditors, and was trying to help the family of his brother Mikhail, who had died in early 1864.
. Unlike Sonya, however, Porfiry does this through psychological means, seeking to confuse and provoke the volatile Raskolnikov into a voluntary or involuntary confession. Svidrigailov, who has in fact arranged to meet Dunya, threatens him with the police, but Raskolnikov is unconcerned and follows him home. Would you believe it, Rodion Romanovitch, they found a gingerbread cock in his pocket; he was dead drunk, but he did not forget the children! The flush on her cheeks grew more and more marked, her chest heaved. Chebarov had put in a claim for the note, causing Raskolnikov to be summoned to the police station the day after the murders.
Sonya's devotion is remarkable; she follows Rodya to Siberia for his hard labor. Even after Raskolnikov has confessed, she is unwilling to admit to herself that her son is a murderer. Sonya Sofya Semyonovna Marmeladov the daughter of Marmeladov, and a prostitute. In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky fuses the personality of his main character, , with his new anti-radical ideological themes. He also kills her half-sister, Lizaveta, who happens to stumble upon the scene of the crime. One of the visitors sat straight down to the table without even greeting Katerina Ivanovna.