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Dreams in Crime and Punishment 1. In the first dream Raskolnikov dreamt that he was a child back in his hometown, walking with his father on a holiday. The town was barren and the day was very gray.

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Samantha Bradshaw Davis IB English 11 March 30, 2006 Dreams in Crime and Punishment 1. In the first dream Raskolnikov dreamt that he was a child back in his hometown, walking with his father on a holiday. The town was barren and the day was very gray. When Raskolnikov and his father passed the local tavern, which he dreaded, he noticed that many men were rowdier than usual. Before he noticed why there was so much commotion he remembered the graveyard not far from the tavern where his grandmother had been buried, going to the church next to it, and taking a rice dish with a cross made of raisins in it on occasion. Then he noticed al the drunk and singing peasants near a cart used to carry wine and heavy goods. ...read more.

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Raskolnikov tried to intervene but was prevented. The mare started to kick in desperation but was only whipped harder. At this point a shaft was being used and it was used twice on the mare. The crowd kept laughing and yelling that he would kill her. The men continued beating her with whips, sticks, and poles, while Mikolka hit her with the crowbar. Finally the mare sighed and died. The crowd said he was not a Christian. Raskolnikov asked his father why it happened and he replied that the men were drunk and brutal. Raskolnikov hugged his father, but felt choked. Tried to cry, and woke up. This is on pages 48-53. 2. In the second dream Raskolnikov believes that he is at an oasis in Egypt with his caravan, while they are resting. ...read more.

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Raskolnikov followed the man to Alyona's old house. Raskolnikov began looking for the man, figuring that he must have hid somewhere. He noted how strange and intimidating the place was and determined it was because of the moon. A fly flew by and hit the window. Raskolnikov noticed a coat hanging that had not been there before. Alyona was behind the caot, so he hit her with the axe. The first time the old woman did not move, so Raskolnikov looked up into her face from the floor and saw that she was laughing. He started to frantically hit her numerous times and all the while she just kept laughing. With each blow he thought more and more people were in the bedroom and hall. He tried to run but when he saw the people he froze. He tried to scream and woke up. This is on pages 240 -242. ?? ?? ?? ?? Bradshaw 1 ...read more.

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