Definition of Raskolnikov

1. Noun. A fictional character in Dostoevsky's novel 'Crime and Punishment'; he kills old women because he believes he is beyond the bounds of good or evil.




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Literary usage of Raskolnikov

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1. Horizons: A Book of Criticism by Francis Hackett (1918)
"Had raskolnikov had any moral justification for bis crime, or been a defenseless victim of society, this t>ook would have few elements of horror. ..."

2. Horizons: A Book of Criticism by Francis Hackett (1918)
"Had raskolnikov had any moral justification for his crime, or been a defenseless victim of society, this book would have few elements 3 f horror. ..."

3. Horizons: A Book of Criticism by Francis Hackett (1918)
"During the period when raskolnikov is brooding over his plan, he wanders into a ... To his raucous tenement home raskolnikov accompanies the drunkard, ..."

4. Dostoievsky, His Life and Literary Activity: A Biographical Sketch by Evgenīĭ Solovʹev, Eugeniĭ Andreevich Solov'ev (1916)
"Yet it is curious that raskolnikov himself came of " the despised and the rejected. ... In the first place, was not raskolnikov ailing of body? ..."

5. The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock (1921)
"... and endured by the reader ; and any one who has been through the book has truly become raskolnikov, and knows exactly what it was to be that young man. ..."

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