garret (Raskolnikov's room)
The tiny rented room where Raskolnikov spends most of his time in thought. Raskolnikov sometimes expresses his contempt for the dingy, cursed room.
A cosmopolitan city that is a spiritual and intellectual hotbed of various peoples and ideas.
It is considered to be the slums of St. Petersburg, where the working and lower classes congregate.
It becomes an object associated with suffering. Sonia puts it on when she comes back from sacrificing herself for the first time.
It identifies a person as a prostitute and is Sonia's mark of shame. She is publicly censured and forced out of her family's residence because of it.
It relays several details: that both mother and sister consider Raskolnikov to be their hope, that his sister faced troubles and sufferings at the hands of her employer, but is engaged...
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