Redemption and Criminality in Dostoyevsky's and Camus' Works Comparison Essay by Top Papers

Redemption and Criminality in Dostoyevsky's and Camus' Works
A comparison of the novels "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and "The Outsider" by Albert Camus.
# 142053 | 1,250 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Russian) , Literature (French)


$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now

Description:

The paper discusses how the novels "Crime and Punishment", by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and "The Outsider", by Albert Camus, address issues of crime and redemption in similar, yet different, ways. This paper compares and contrasts both works, with a particular focus upon how their protagonists - Raskolnikov and Meursault respectively - understand their crimes, their responsibility, and the theme of redemption. The thesis is argued that while the novels are similar in that both protagonists are alienated and commit their crimes from unclear motivations, they differ in that while Raskolnikov seems in the end to seek and have the possibility of redemption, the concept of redemption itself largely seems irrelevant to Meursault who rejoices in the universe's indifference to humanity and his own existence.

From the Paper:

"The novels "Crime and Punishment", by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and "The Outsider", by Albert Camus, address issues of crime and redemption in similar, yet different, ways. This essay will compare and contrast both works, with a particular focus upon how their protagonists - Raskolnikov and Meursault respectively - understand their crimes, their responsibility, and the theme of redemption. The thesis will be argued that while the novels are similar in that both protagonists are alienated and commit their crimes from unclear motivations, they differ in that while Raskolnikov seems in..."

Cite this Comparison Essay:

APA Format

Redemption and Criminality in Dostoyevsky's and Camus' Works (2008, December 01) Retrieved October 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/redemption-and-criminality-in-dostoyevsky-and-camus-works-142053/

MLA Format

"Redemption and Criminality in Dostoyevsky's and Camus' Works" 01 December 2008. Web. 18 October. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/redemption-and-criminality-in-dostoyevsky-and-camus-works-142053/>

Comments