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.
This week we covered “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. With the help of Tom Sorenson, we discussed the merits of society and savagery alike, the descent of man into depravity, and its possible inevitability. Not to mention some great Mini Bits that you can get the same messages and themes. Stay tuned next week for our newest episode on “Frankenstein.”