Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment: Novel Summary: Part 6, Chapter 2-Part 6, Chapter 3

 Part 6, Chapter 2: Raskolnikov tenses up, recalling their last encounter. Porfiry announces that he has come to offer Raskolnikov an explanation. He explains that he knows that the artisan came to see him after their meeting and that he had been firmly convinced that Raskolnikov had committed the crime, although he had not until …

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Crime and Punishment: Novel Summary: Part 4, Chapter 3-Part 4, Chapter 4

 Part 4, Chapter 3: Katherine, who is increasingly emotionally unstable, asks Luzhin to come to her aid, citing her fathers hospitality to him. He waves her away contemptuously, openly denying that he knew her father. He goes immediately to Sonia and accuses her of stealing a one hundred-ruble note from his room during their meeting. …

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Crime and Punishment: Novel Summary: Part 4, Chapter 1-Part 4, Chapter 2

 Part 4, Chapter 1: Luzhin is sobered by yesterdays events with Dunia. He and his roommate, Lebeziatnikov, who is a simple-minded and extremely idealistic socialist, have grown to dislike one another. They discuss current political and social topics, while Luzhin counts his money on a table. Sonia is mentioned and Luzhin suddenly brightens and says …

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Crime and Punishment: Novel Summary: Part 3, Chapter 5-Part 3, Chapter 6

 Part 3, Chapter 5: Raskolnikov enters still laughing and unable to restrain himself for several moments, meaning to affect a tone of spontaneous gaiety and confuse any suspicions Porfiry may have. He is surprised to see that Zamiotov, the officer he had met in the tavern the day before, is there. Raskolnikov then explains that …

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