Decisions of the Conscience in Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky and Huckleberry Finn by Twain

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“Sometimes one can't stand things,” a simple but meaningful quote for Crime and Punishment and Huckleberry Finn. This quote indicates an individual's inability to bare a certain situation. Concerning the novels, the quote displays how the character's can't mentally digest society or crime and how they react. The quote mentioned above was chosen for a couple of reasons. First, the quote plays a crucial roll in both novels that helps with the character's decisions. The decisions that are made are highly influenced by whether or not the character can conscientiously handle the thought of some thought. Thus the character's actions will be effected. Secondly, this quote has lifelike values attributed to it. In everyday life, one must go …show more content…

Now having the actually guilt of the action, he becomes mentally unstable and his physique proves greatly weakened. Nastasya, his maid, comes in while he's on the sofa and says, “You've eaten nothing since yesterday, I warrant. You've been trudging about all day, and you're shaking with fever.” (Dostoevsky ). Raskolnikov's physical body now shows he's under stress. The constant battle between right and wrong within his conscience, which proves too much for him, effects his body as well. Raskolnikov cannot mentally or physically bare what he has done. Now, throughout Huckleberry Finn, Huck also has thoughts and mental battles that he struggles with. Having been raised as a civilized young man, Huck rebels against that form of living because he does not want to become like the rest of society. He hates the idea of slavery, school, and speaking in a formal manner. He then runs away from his manipulative father, who isn't a true father to Huck, faking his own death. During these actions, Huck is conscientiously at war with lawful and unlawful concerning society standards. In this rebellion, Huck then begins to make his own decisions based off of what he feels to be correct. These are results of his disgust for society that have built up while maturing. To counter his disgust of society, Huck begins to make decisions for himself, which ultimately leads him on his journey. One of the things Huck could not bare

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