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    crime and punishment – the end

     “But here a new story begins: the story of a man’s gradual renewal and gradual rebirth, of his gradual crossing from one world to another, of his acquaintance with a new, as yet unknown reality…” Dostoyevsky, in “Crime and Punishment” That could be a subject for another tale — our present one has ended. And we finished reading CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SPOILER ALERT. The burden of his crimes without a proper punishment became unbearable. A sudden realization that humanity wasn’t so bad and that he wanted to live a common life with common people led to his isolation in Siberia. But now he’s there to redeem himself, to learn about…

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    Let the punishment begin

    [SPOILER ALERT] Let the punishment begin. In his head first. He suffers among his confuse emotions. He’s paranoid, anxious, weak, delirious… At this point, Dostoyevsky is painting our man Raskolnikov as a weak figure balancing on a tightrope, hanging by a thread, struggling between remaining free and confessing his crimes. He’s getting lost in his abstract world, if he’s not already. He’s about to faint in front of reality and his struggle, while Dunya, his sister, facing life with strength, proves to be the real rational and practical member of the family. And we learn that Raskolnikov wrote an article, “On Crime”. He wrote and argued that certain men have…

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    Read together, die alone

    “If we can’t read together, we’re going to die alone.” Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox), in Lost (sorta) Previously on Beard Between The Lines, I talked about writing being a lonely job and when it can be different. On the gram, later on, I asked my followers if they could read with people around them (most said they couldn’t). Now, I wanna talk about how reading together sometimes is important and helpful from an early age to adult life. First off, reading together at any age is a great way to improve understanding, reading comprehension, and many other skills we couldn’t think of. Now, reading along with children since they are…