"You're no better than Raskolnikov"

Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov is the hapless protagonist of Dostoyevsky’s novel, Crime and Punishment, who deludes himself into thinking he is a Nietzschean “great man” with the prerogative to do and take what he wants. He murders an old woman pawnbroker for her money and then spends most of the book wrestling with his conscience and playing an intellectual cat-and-mouse game with police detective Porfiry Petrovich.