>>108518861>what is emphasis
Themes need to be developed in order to work properly, not just thrown in briefly and then forgotten about. At the end, all the emphasis is on what Raskolnikov can't do, not on what Napoleon can do. If you educate yourself on the background of C&P, you'll find out Raskolnikov's views are supposed to reflect the cynical ideas being vastly spread among the youth of the time, something Dostoevsky was vocally unhappy with. Yet in C&P, he ends up doing nothing but confirming these ideas, either intentionally or not. And if intentionally, the ending is basically Raskolnikov being overjoyed about accepting himself as a subhuman in his own theory's eyes, which might be pitiful or laughable, but certainly not nearly as inspiring as Dostoevsky describes it. As I've mentioned, it heavily relies on the religious theme of humility, which makes the entire book dated and very much a product of its time. >>108519546
And you're not even refuting me.