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PostSubject: Chance #2   Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:46 am

2. What role does chance play in the development of the novel? In which scenes does coincidence figure heavily in the outcome? Is Dostoyevsky interfering too much with the natural course of events in order to move his story along, or is he making a point about randomness of life, free will, and divine intervention?
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PostSubject: Re: Chance #2   Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:48 am

Chance in Section 1:
In this section, the perception/deception of chance, leads Raskol to the murder. He believes that by knowing when Alyona will be alone and having heard the conversations about her, etc. he is destined to murder her.
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PostSubject: Re: Chance #2   Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:30 am

Raskol is not doing this crime because of free will or divine intervention. As you said Kelley, he is doing this because he thinks it's his destiny. Weird eh.
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PostSubject: Re: Chance #2   Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:58 am

I wonder if he thinks it is his destiny or if he is trying to convince himself that it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Chance #2   Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:51 pm

Hmmmmm. This is a man with too much time on his hands. The part of the crime could be destiny, but not using the goods or loot is puzzling. Poverty is poverty.
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