We get some grim visions of "home" in Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Often, the home is a site of violence, abuse, and extreme poverty, a trap that seems impossible to escape. Eviction and homelessness seem an ever-present threat for many of the characters. Landlords and landladies are often corrupt. Positive definitions of "home" are found in the novel, though these usually exist outside, or in spite of, the living spaces of the characters. Fyodor Dostoevsky shows us extremes of negative home life, and challenges us to look for a positive idea of home.
Representations of "home" in Crime and Punishment are all negative.