Crime and Punishment – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis


What it do blood? Welcome to Thug
Notes, yo main hookup for classical literature summary and analysis. This week we keepin it real with Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky Now C&P is the story of one of the
baddest white boys in western literature, mah boy Roskalnikov, or “Rodya,” as he
like to be called. One day he rolls up to the house of some ol’ crusty pawnbroker hag to slang some of his
bling for that rent money. After this ho does my boy straight dirty, he goes to the local
pub where he overhears some other hustlas talkin mess about this old hag. Man it sure would be cold and righteous if some
badass mutha just went up and glocked that bitch. Do society a favor, and give her money
to the po’. Naw mean? So Rodya steps up. Grabs his self
an axe. Rolls up to the pawnbroker’s crib and BAM, he straight mercs that bitch like
a cold blooded gangsta. Just when he bout to bounce, her sister rolls in. Now my honky
be knowin you can’t be leavin no witnesses. Pop! Pop! That bitch goes down and Rodya bails
before the po-lice arrive. Days pass and mah boy Rodya tries
to shake the funk of murdering someone. News comes that a detective by the name of Porfiry
Petrovich wanna holla at our boy. Oh snap! Porfiry Petrovich lays down the gauntlet
and says “Rodya, stop frontin, I know it was you that killed these bitches.” But Rodya doesn’t fall for that trap. He shakes off that playa hata. Still tortured by that whack ass deed, Rodya seeks solace in the arms of some nasty trick named Sonya. Sonya gets all crunk and tells him that he gotta turn his self in to the po-po
in order for God to forgive him. So Rodya goes to the middle of the
market and kisses the ground to beg God for forgiveness. Then he confesses to Porfiry
and is pinched by the 5-O. Only the hard labor of prison life in Siberia can give our boy
Rodya salvation. Now if yo bitch ass be paying
attention, you mighta noticed that Rodya’s article sounds a lot like Nietzche’s
writings on the Ubermensch You might even say that Dostoevsky’s
conclusion that one must embrace suffering to achieve redemption is
a big “fu** you” to Nietzche’s postmodern nihilism. Ya hear me?
Peep this motif, son: the recurring disjoint between contemplation and experience.
At first, My dawg Rodya thinks he knows what’s up just cuz it sound all good and righteous
in his head. some For example, homeboy think he can ghost a bitch and not
trip. But, on the real, actually killin a bitch is too much for this pimpjuice to bear. Yo this is real talk right here: the Christian symbolism is underlined by the
pagan symbols of the earth. When dat ho Sonya tells Rodya to confess, she tells him to kiss
the ground- acknowledging the earth as the baby mama of all men. It’s like this stunna
is making the transition from a cold, hard ass rationalist in to an red blooded human
being. Ya heard? You also best be lookin out for
Dostoevsky’s use of duality up in this heezy. First off, Roskalnikov’s name straight up
means “schism,” which in basic english means divide. Now what means is that my boy
Rodya be playin both sides of the court whole bunch of ways: sensibility
and intelligence, self-sacrifice and self assertion, God-man and man-God, good and evil.
I could go on, playa! Look, If you ain’t read this sh**,
you need to get yo ass to the public library and get yoself a copy.
Thanks for tuning in to Thug Notes, blood, See yo ass next week.

100 Replies to “Crime and Punishment – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

  1. OMG as a british-english learner I'm so glad people add subtitles for this series. It's really good!!

  2. This man needs the Congressional Medal of Freedom. Hell, this channel could easily snuff out that lame ass 'summer reading-no child left behind' blah blah. Bringing us back to the library, one page at a time.

  3. Would you consider doing some Japanese literature?
    Hell Screen by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
    No longer Human by Osamu Dazai

  4. "i know it was you who killed these bitches" i died right there… 😂😂😂😂 along with the bitches..

  5. As much as I love Thug Notes this is easily the worst one. It describes Sonia as antagonistic but she actually shows Rodya the cross he already bears, even in Siberia the other prisoners see her as the saint that she is (…and the summary ignores over half the book).

  6. I saw the title and I liked it without even watching the video. So few people know about Dostoyevsky's works today that I was afraid they might be lost forever. God bless ya, Thug Notes!

  7. "If you aint read this shhh*t then you better get yo ass down to a public library"

    Rushes down to the library
    Anything for a thug Lol

  8. So many people like "This doesnt do the book justice! Waaahhh!!" It's a damn comical 4 minute summary of the book. I think its funny as shit, and a decent summary considering how short the video is. Honestly, you could probably take a chapter from any Dostoevsky book and talk about it for an hour or longer, but that's not the point of these videos. Dummies.

  9. One big problem with the idea that C&P is a F#@% You to Nietzsche: C&P was published in 1866, before Nietzsche had published any of his philosophical works. When he discovered Dostoevsky's work some 20 years later, Nietzsche was immediately an enthusiastic fan.

  10. The book had me on edge constantly and I really felt paranoid every time he came close (or seemed to come close from his perspective) to being found out, I only ended up getting half way through it because it started to confuse and disturb me too much. But then again I read it when I was like, 14 so I was hardly picking up on the subtle references to nietzsche's nihilism or the omnipresent symbolism of the colour yellow.

  11. I watched the one you did on Sense and Sensibility because I thought it was funny… but beyond comedy, the analysis is pretty good. Thanks man. Now I always check out your analysis on books I read. Keep it up.

  12. I don’t really consider anything written by eastern europeans “western” but each to his own I guess

  13. Dude, you're awesome! I can't tell how many times I've watched your Macbeth video. That was just too awesome to keep to myself.

  14. Please bring back Thug Notes wisecrack and Greg(aka Sparky Sweets PhD) !!!! PLEASE DO FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY'S "THE IDIOT " PPPPAAAAALLLEEEAAASSSSEEE !!!!!

  15. Raskolnikov is a slave – the pure image of christianity. Raskolnikov is a great stupid looser. THE THING IS, IF THERE IS A PARTY OF NEWTONS AND KEPLERS WHO PERSUE THE HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM OF HUMANITY, BUT SOME CAPITALIST SWINES STAND ON THEIR ROAD, THESE KEPLERS AND NEWTONS WILL GET THE RIGHT TO ASSASINATE THE MISERABLE SLAVERS WHO PREVENT THEM FROM ACHIEVING THEIR HONOURABLE GOALS.
    DOSTOEVSKY PREDICTED THE RISE OF SOCIAL – REVOLUTIONARY PARTY AND RADICAL RUSSIAN TERRORISM, THESE SOCIALISTS WHO WERE KILLING THE CORRUPTED SERVANTS OF RUSSIAN EMPIRE. BUT KERENSKY SPOILT EVERYTHING AND LENIN KEPT ON SPOILING, SO THE YOUNG RUSSIAN DEMOCRACY DIED AND THE BEAUTIFUL ANARCHIST LADY – FANNI KAPLAN SHOT AT LENIN.

  16. Magnificent summary of such a deep text! If anyone's looking for a more long-form analysis, The Crew has dropped a new lethal discussion about Dostoyevsky's masterpiece aimed straight for your intellectual dome.

  17. 2:20 damn that's fucking wrong

    First, nietzche was about 20 when Dostoevsky wrote it and had no way begun his philisophical career (which wouldn't start until around 20 years after the book) and he even cited Dostoevsky as an influence on his psychology.

    Second, nietzche was not a nihilist.

    God damn

  18. Hey would you guys agree that the reason for his guilt was a religious one? like he didn't feel himself as a superman because of the outside pressure of Christianity that made him feel bad for his crime

  19. i would give it 1 mln dislikes if i could!!!!!! some artificial and very primitive view on the behavior and analysis of the main person in Dostoevsky's roman. it's just a some uneducated junk whom is not having a needed knowledge and understanding! below all the possible human level! just ended watching, it explains a lot. silly audience is still viewing from own perspective! still below the any assumable level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! makes you a level of a monkey!

  20. I recently picked up the book, and when I got to the part where it describes lizaveta quivering in the corner, it destroyed my brain, after that I didn't have the courage to pick it up again, I had to convince myself to do it, glad I did in the end

  21. Raskolnikov had a Napoleon complex as well. He assumed he was a "Great person" and above the rules. Furthermore more he thought he'd be like some kinda savior for the poor people of St. Petersburg. Read this shit in Russian. Was tough stuff brosef!

  22. The only part of this review I disagree with, besides the fact that he didn't confess to Porfiry, is the labeling of Sonia. She is far from a skank. She does the work she does out of necessity. If her dad wasn't such a drunk, she could do some other work to help out around the house. With his government position, he could have easily got her a decent paying job as a maid for one of his superiors. She is the literal embodiment of "the hooker with a heart of gold".

    Raskolnikov is a typical narcissist. In today's society, I would equate him to the fedora wearing "neckbeard" who drops out of university after sophomore year. High and mighty always quick to judge others, while he lays in bed all day, or aimlessly walks the streets hoping to evade the landlady. He's a know it all with delusions of grandeur! He could have easily made some decent money working with Razumikhin translating books, but no that was "beneath" him.
    He proved himself to be a coward wannabe. Verdict: WANKSTA

  23. Aw man. It would have been funny as hell if you had explained the two men that were after Rodia's sister Dunia. Pyotr and Svidrigailov. "Two homies chasin the same hoe"

  24. Nitsche himself was heavily influenced by dostoyevsky.
    Also Dostoyevsky was right..If you destroy a religion it will be replaced by extreme nationalism or some other religion.Hitlerianism was a Germanic peganism

  25. I get that this is supposed to be funny, but this dude's slang sounds so unnatural. Like he just tried to cram in as much as possible just for the sake of sounding ridiculous.

  26. U do know that Nitsche read dostoyevsky in a library. He was heavily influenced by dostoyevsky.
    Especially of the concept of Ubermensch.Superman.
    If you are not moral human being then you are a untermensch or subhuman.

  27. Thank you for doing a huge disservice to Dostoevsky's work… You take out every sub structural reason as to why this book is one of the greatest pieces of literature of all time and skew it into false narratives that I can only derive as uneducated bullshit. Apropos to your vocabulary, there is no way possible that you have read this great work of art. Someone is using you. This whole thing is racist. Wearing a du-rag and a mansion. Come on everybody.

  28. Does anyone else wonder if this guy actually reads the stories? It takes a minute to read and digest this story.

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