Superconsciousness as the tragic “punishment” of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov Cover Image

Сверхсознание как трагическое «наказание» Родиона Pомановича Pаскольникова
Superconsciousness as the tragic “punishment” of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov

Author(s): Konrad Rachut
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: superconsciousness; tragic; tragic conflict

Summary/Abstract: In the article the author interprets Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov’s inner monologues as instances of transcending into the superconsious state that eventually turn out to be the actual punishment for the crime that he committed. Taking into consideration the psychoanalytic descriptions of the thoughts of the main character of Crime and punishment, the author posits the idea, according to which superconsciousness realizes itself on three levels, namely: predicting the future, reading people’s minds and intuitive cognition. Their tragism boils down to paranoic features of the superconscious states that tormented Raskolnikov in the course of action of the novel, being partial, destructive, as well as contradictory.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 149-160
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Russian