What time does crime and punishment take place?

Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment focuses on some of the grimmer aspects of St. Petersburg in the 1860s. Through Raskolnikov’s eyes, we see streets crawling with drunks, vagabonds, and molesters. Poverty is everywhere and no child is safe.

Why did Nikolai confess in crime and punishment?

Nikolai is suspected of murdering the old woman and Lizaveta, for a time, because he attempted to pawn an item dropped by Raskolnikov during his escape. Nikolai confesses falsely to the murder, under apparent coercion, but his lie is discovered by Porfiry.

How is crime and punishment a psychological novel?

Crime and Punishment is written as a corporeal novel, where the physicality and bodily nature of the crime and guilt are intensely portrayed and described. When Raskolnikov falls physically ill with grief and guilt, the reader has intimate knowledge of Raskolnikov’s guilt and physical symptoms.

Why does Raskolnikov confess?

Raskolnikov confesses to Sonya because he feels that she is “his only hope, his only way out”; but when she tells him that he must accept his suffering and go to prison, he begins to feel that he has mis- judged himself and that he can “still put up a fight” for his grandiose conception of himself (V, iv).

Why does Raskolnikov leave his family?

Why did Raskolnikov leave his family and why at that time? Only after he realizes that Razumikhin will take care of Dunya and Pulcheria Alexandrovna does Raskolnikov announce his need to separate from them.

Who is Nikolay in crime and punishment?

Nikolay is one of the men who is painting in the building when Raskolnikov kills the two women. He is also the proud owner of the last name Dementyev, which sounds a bit like the name of a Russian Dementor. He’s first accused of the murders, then confesses to them.

How old is Dunya in crime and punishment?

Answer and Explanation: Dunya’s age is never stated; however, she is younger than Raskolnikov, who is twenty-three.