- How does the city serve simultaneously as a symbol of society and of Raskolnikov's state of mind?
- How do the living spaces reflect and enhance our understanding of the characters and the plot?
- How does the novel function as an allegory for Russian Orthodox Christian's journey?
- How should the reader reconcile Svidrigailov's charitable gestures at the end of the novel with his violent confrontation of Dunya during the same time frame; does his eventual suicide affect the response?
Prep all four; draw on exam day. You will use your prepped notes and your novel to answer the question you draw.