I’m sitting here now writing this article, after having just finished Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. It’s a book that has affected me so deeply while reading it, more than any other novel has.
Though the plot of Crime and Punishment is interesting and has many surprises, I’d argue knowing its spoilers are not that detrimental to the enjoyment of reading it. Rather, the journey of Raskolnikov and his mind throughout its pages is where the novel really shines. That being said, I will spoil the book below in order to discuss my reflections on it, so reader’s discretion is advised!