Crime and Punishment. Perhaps you’re thinking, “maybe I should read that canonical novel!” I’m going to stop you right there.
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1. Young man Raskolnikov is losing his mind. See also: extreme angst.
2. So he decides: SCREW EVERYTHING. Then he takes an ax to an old lady and her sister. Granted, the old lady is a swindler, a loan shark and an unsavory sort, and killing her is no biggie. But her sister isn’t, and he kills her anyway. He’s a jerk.
3. Then he’s like OH NO I MURDERED PEOPLE and plunges into a fugue state. Really nice people inexplicably rally around him.
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