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  1. Biblical AllusionsCrime and Punishment Sydney Hagan

  2. Dostoevsky & Religion Deeply religious “doesn't dare not to believe” “artist moved from apprenticeship to mastery, from reckless innocence to visionary strength” Style focused on necessity of faith and of God by means of freedom & redemption, rather than rationalism

  3. Lazarus -Dies of sickness -Jesus mourns with family and friends “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in Me though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?” -Lazarus rises from the dead -Heightened faith in Jesus

  4. Resurrection of theFallen Man • Lazarus &Raskolnikov • Remorse • Alienation from society • Lazarus & Sonia • Extreme poverty, time spent as a prostitute to support her family • Faith remained strong, will be rewarded • 4 days • Literal v. Spiritual Resurrection • Redemption through faith, even with worst of problems

  5. Inferences… • Sonia • Give up prostitution and no need to support family • Faith in God will ultimately lead her to resurrection • Raskolnikov • Accepted back into society • Sonia’s advice: redemption through religion • “She was trembling in a real physical fever… She was getting near the story of the greatest miracle and a feelingof immense triumph came over her. Her voice rang out like a bell;triumph and joy gave it power. The lines danced before her eyes, but she knew what she was reading by heart.” • Experience some sort of resurrection through FAITH • Allow them to end their spiritual corruption

  6. Jesus • Self-sacrifice and faith • Sonia’s true faith in God allows her to survive even though she is doing so poorly in society • Degrades herself to support family • Continues to support Raskolnikov after admits to terrible crime