Crime and Punishment

An exciting psychological thriller? A philosophical thinkpiece on morality? A tragedy? Mystery? All of these? I quite enjoyed Crime and Punishment if you can't tell. Some of the conversations were very intense, and ambiguous too--I was so intent on Rodion's interactions with Porfiry, I could not decide whether he knew or not! It was so …

Doers and preservers

I just listened to the section in Crime and Punishment featuring the talk about Raskolnikov's article. (very minor spoilers) The article talks about what Raskolnikov calls 'ordinary' and 'extraordinary' people, and their differences. The ordinary people, he says, are happy to be ruled and told what to do, and have not many exciting or interesting …