Sonya Semyonovna, in Crime and Punishment is meak and passive, as wall as sacrificial and compassionate She is the daughter of a poor family, and enters into prostitution because you she was force to save her family from poverty. Sonya symbolizes the certain side of Raskolnikov that he is not in touch with. This side is compassion, love, and faith. Sonya acts as his saviour and is his only redemption for the way he chooses to live his life. Sonya also symbolizes forgiveness. She is the only character willing to look past judgments and stereotypes. This is another reason why Sonya is the one who can redeem Raskolnikov from his insanity. Her clemency allows her to look past all the wrong Raskolnikov has done. Therefore, Sonya Semyonovna is the most compassionate character in this novel.
Political Alexander 1 made political reforms; creation in 1802 of a system of ministries with ministers reporting directly to the monarch and the founding in 1810 of a state council. Bureaucracy flourished and it became a bureaucratic city. After Alexander 1 died, young liberal army officers (decembrists) started a revolt wanted Nicholas 1 to sign and endorse a national constitution. They brought their soldiers to Senate square by the Bronze Horseman, but remained inactive. The uprising was cruelly crushed, the five organizers executed and the rest exiled to Siberia. the desire for military-like orderliness reached ridiculous heights and military order was established throughout the city in all manner of institutions.
Social Admiralty (naval headquarters) remodeled between 1806 and 1823. Arts square and Mikhailovsky Palace (1819-1825) designed and built by Carlo Rossi and in 1818 construction work began on St. Issac's cathedral. In 1837 the first Russian railroad was opened. In 1850 the first permanent bridge across the Neva River was opened, replacing the temporary pontoon bridges that had been used previously.
Economic The Emperor undertook a series of reforms, which included the emancipation of the serfs 1861, although the peasants were still forced to pay for the land they worked. Alexander continued with military and legal reforms, involving the introduction of trial by jury, and a reform of the city administration of St. Petersburg, allowing a much higher degree of self-government. By the 1890s construction was booming and new multi-story apartment buildings were springing up all over the city. During this period the famous Mariinsky theater (formerly the Kirov Theater) was built along with a number of palaces for the country's Grand Dukes, Liteiny bridge was constructed (where the first street lights in the city were installed ) and monuments to Catherine the Great, Nicholas I and the poet Alexander Pushkin were erected.
1. Why do you think Raskolnikov abruptly confided is Sonya about his problem?
2.Why does Svidrigailov confront Raskolnikov about his life?
3. How does the Pyotr Petrovich carries himself affect the outcome of the dinner?
4. Why is Raskolnikov so paranoid when visiting pofiry Petrovich in the bureau when his only intention is to get his mother's watch back?
5. Why does Raskolnikov feel relieved after talking to the artisan that at one point accused him of being the murderers?
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