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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2024, 7(1); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070121.

Psychoanalysis of the Raskolnikov’s dream in Crime and Punishment


Shan Zhou

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Shan Zhou

Institute of Foreign Languages, Ningxia University, Yinchuan, China


Freud believes that most people who create art are those who express their wishes because they feel unfortunate in reality.Therefore, this study select the famous Russian writer Dostoevsky’s famous work Crime and Punishment as the analysis text, and intend to explain and psychoanalyze the protagonist’s dream in the text. There are many dreams in Crime and Punishment, including the dream of the protagonist Raskolnikov and the dream of Sverdrigaikov; This study utilizes Freud’s relevant theories to conduct a psychological analysis of Raskolnikov’s dreams before killing the old lady Ivanovna, mainly from two aspects: the implicit meaning of dreams and the source of dream materials.


Crime and Punishemnt, Dream, Freud, Raskolnikov

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Shan Zhou. Psychoanalysis of the Raskolnikov’s dream in Crime and Punishment. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 1: 137-140. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070121.


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