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Yet look at the difference between the crimes. For each character there is a variation…Here, for instance, is an educated man, with a highly developed conscience, with awareness, with heart. The aching of his own heart will kill him with its torment before any punishments.
He will condemn himself for his crime more mercilessly, more pitilessly than the most terrible law. And Page 6 here next to him is another man, who will not think even once of the murder he has committed all the while he is in prison.
He even considers himself in the right. They do not act as if they deserve punishment, and they are not ashamed by or even at times aware of the moral force of societal condemnation. Dostoevsky complicates his point in The Idiot, where Myshkin argues that criminals, although knowing that they are wrong, successfully repress their human and Christian values. They may even justify an initial shock to jar offenders into reflection upon their ways and their errors.
The crucial point is that moral education becomes mere habituation, and not education, in the absence of the correct moral communication that is sent in a manner that can be received by the offender, and for this type of message there is no obvious formula.
For example, Raskolnikov acts in a morally generous or courageous manner in several scenes in the novel, and appears to know that what he did then was right. He intercedes on behalf of a drunken young girl to protect her from a man trying to take advantage of her. Raskolnikov himself questions his motives. If Raskolnikov cannot know if his motives are pure, his moral uncertainty may ironically radicalize into hardness and meanness under the withering pressure of analysis.
This is the opposite of the thoughtfulness desired by moral reformers. Moreover, the fact that Dostoevsky can point to a recent ideological transformation in Raskolnikov makes his case easy to resolve. On the reading that is most generous to Raskolnikov, he was a moral young man, who, corrupted by the ideas described at greater length in The Demons, became a morally confused, violent criminal.
To rehabilitate him would only require him to escape the recent influence of nihilistic egoism. These are drowned or will be drowned, and the healed man, from whom the devils have departed, sits at the feet of Jesus Dostoevsky may think that procedural justice does not have much impact on confession and reform, and, in fact, that Christian beliefs, or just the contradictory character of anti-social and criminal wrongdoing force confession and bring about transformation all on their own.
This Page 8 interpretation of the novel is supported by the summary of the future novel that Dostoevsky sends to the publisher, N. Katkov: …Here is where the entire psychological process of the crime is unfolded. Insoluble problems confront the murderer, unsuspected and unexpected feelings torment his heart.
Heavenly truth, earthly law take their toll and he finishes by being forced to denounce himself. Forced because, even though he perishes in katorga, at least he will be reunited with people; the feeling of isolation, and separation from mankind, which he felt right after completing his crime, has tortured him…35 The view of criminality and punishment presented here could be described as optimistic: crime is self-regulating and the criminal is forced to confess because criminal wrongdoing involves an intolerable moral contradiction.
Raskolnikov is capable of further violence, especially to himself as Porfiry Petrovich observes , but also to others, and especially to other fallen characters such as Sridigailov. It is episodic and convulsive rather than clear and definite. One can easily imagine a Raskolnikov who, like the Underground Man, suffers as much over a minor transgression as he does from a murder. Since an important psychological truth about guilt and responsibility seems to dwell in the very uncertain area of forced ethical discourse about oneself, it is crucial not to conclude that Dostoevsky simply writes as a Christian expecting criminals to confess.
Page 9 Self-Accusation and Self-Punishment Although, as observed above, not every offender will react in the same way to transgression, the attractive idea of the novel is that criminality is a performative contradiction leading to acceptance of criminal liability, expiation through suffering, and a new embrace of moral community.
Tragically, a more intellectually equal friendship might have allowed Raskolnikov to talk his plan through in advance, as opposed to writing an article to a faceless audience that cannot criticize and challenge his conclusion. In this regard, Porfiry Petrovich turns out to be the better second self than Razumikhin.
In this and in a later confrontation with Zamyotov, Raskolnikov is testing out the different ways of engaging with others, experimenting with acts such as confessing, declaring, and giving testimony. All seems to point towards a basic desire to confess the murder. Dostoevsky continues: Even if he had been sentenced to be burned at that moment, he would not have stirred, and would probably not have listened very attentively to the sentence. What was taking place in him was totally unfamiliar, new, sudden, never before experienced.
Not that he understood it, but he sensed clearly, with all the power of sensation, that it was no longer possible for him to address these people in the police station, not only with heartfelt effusions, as he had just done, but in any way at all, and had they been his own brothers and sisters, and not police lieutenants, there would still have been no point in his addressing them, in whatever circumstances of life. Never until that moment had he experienced such a strange and terrible sensation.
And most tormenting of all was that it was more a sensation than an awareness, an idea; a spontaneous sensation, the most tormenting of any that he had yet experienced in his life. Instead, it is the absence and impossibility of further meaningful communication that Raskolnikov feels.
Even denunciation would be welcome, because denunciation relies on a mutuality that Raskolnikov finds shattered.
This spontaneous sensation of paralyzing guilt impedes rather than aids calculations about the effects of potential punishment. If they burn him alive in an intensely painful fashion, he would fear the pain of the fire, but he would have no stake in the justice of the foreign community that condemns him.
He would die like a stray, raging animal: killed, but not punished. When Raskolnikov responds that he will flee Russia, Porfiry denies that he can rid himself of his exclusion and taint simply by leaving that P a g e 11 community and going to another. In this condition of extreme distress, it is impossible to speak without resorting to mere chatter and bavardage, without always making the 'fig in the pocket" and putting one's tongue out on the sly.
The difficulty for moral education posed in these absolutely wrenching descriptions of total communicative breakdown is twofold.
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