Crime and Punishment

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Crime and Punishment

Outline I. Introduction

A. “What if man is not really a scoundrel, man in general, I mean, the whole race of mankind -- then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and it's all as it should be." Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment. B. In the short stories, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell and The Destructors by Graham Greene, we will look at the similarities and differences in the characterization element of fiction as they relate to the crimes committed in the stories.

II. Body

A. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell 1. Characters 2. Qualities and Motivations

B. The Destructors by Graham Greene 1. Characters 2. Qualities and Motivations

C. Comparisons of the Short Stories 1. The Most Dangerous Game crime 2. The Destructors crime

III. Conclusion

A. In the end of these two stories, “justice” was served.

B. As the protagonists of the short stories, Rainsford and Trevor succeeded in “punishing” General Zaroff and Mr. Thomas for the crimes they committed while they in turn committed crimes themselves.

Crime and Punishment
“What if man is not really a scoundrel, man in general, I mean, the whole race of mankind-then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and it's all as it should be." Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment. When a crime is committed usually punishment is to follow, whether it is a minor punishment or a severe one. As the quote above states, we make our own rules according to the boundaries we’ve set for ourselves to follow as it relates to what we consider is a crime. This should not be since we have laws to define what is or in not a crime and the punishment is based on the crime committed. In the short stories, The Most Dangerous Game by…...

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