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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Love Quotes

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Quote #4

[Luzhin:] "Am I to get married simply for the sake of the furniture?" (5.1.2)

This is a pretty funny line. We can almost empathize with Luzhin at this moment. He's gone to some trouble to set up a nice home for Dounia. Too bad he wants her there as his slave.

Quote #5

[Svidrigaïlov:] " […] I was in the debtors' prison here, for an immense sum, and had not any expectation of being able to pay it." (6.4.1)

This doesn't sound like it belongs under "love." But, as we know, Marfa paid off the debt Svidrigaïlov is talking about. Whatever we think of her, she was in love with him, though her feelings probably changed considerably before she died.

Quote #6

They [Razumihin and Dounia] were continually making plans for the future; both counted on settling in Siberia within five years at least. (Epilogue, 1.13)

This is one of the novel's more heartwarming moments. Razumihin and Dounia seem to be a genuinely loving couple. We feel good about their union. The passage also comments on the deep love they both have for Raskolnikov, which is a big part of what binds them together.

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