A book written by Dostoevsky in 1866, depicts the life and thoughts of a young, ruined law school student - Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov. Prompted by misery, he decides to kill and rob an old usurer, Alyona Ivanovna. Rodion wants to use that money to solve his and family's financial problems and he deems the crime morally and ethicaly justified. He classifies people into 2 groups - the normal people, and extraordinary people, that can rise beyond moral laws and do things that normal people can't. Raskolnikov makes a detailed plan for the murder, but not all went according to the plan, so he made some mistakes and attracted police attention, after which he starts to suspect his own ideas about morality and starts craving redemption for his deeds. The book touches questions of morality and what people are and are not supposed to be able to do and comprehend. It also shows the Russian society in the mid 19th century, and shows the dangers of some modern philosophies.