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Why Should You Read “Crime and Punishment”?

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Dostoevesky's Crime and Punishment is known as the first psychological thriller and a critique of 19th-century Russian society. The narrator of a hauntingly bleak video sets forth a case for reading the infamous novel.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask individuals to craft an essay in which they evaluate whether the narrator has provided a convincing argument for the reading of Crime and Punishment
  • Use the video to introduce a reading of the novel
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is more of a plot summary than an analysis
  • The novel would hold the greatest appeal for high school seniors and college-level readers
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related resources, and a discussion question
  • None
Common Core