Crime and Punishment (with Chase Larson)

Hey Mini Lit nation! This episode we covered the Russian classic “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky. With the help of guest Chase Larson, we discussed what the true punishment to Raskolnikov’s crime actually was, how society plays a role in that punishment, and the incredible imagery Dostoevsky uses in describing St. Petersburg. Take a listen and get ready for next week’s episode where we discuss some of our least favorite books and their redeeming qualities.

Romeo and Juliet (with Lucie Riddell)

This episode of Miniature Literature we covered William Shakespeare’s classic play “Romeo and Juliet.” We had Lucie Riddell, the President of the BYU Shakespeare Society, discuss some of the major themes of this amazing play including the fickle nature of love and why Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy and not a romance. Take a listen and get ready for a handful of other episodes in the coming weeks, including “Memoirs of a Geisha” and some of our least favorite books of all time!