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Crime and Punishment Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Chapter 1 Summary

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Part 2: Chapter 1 Summary

Raskolnikov sleeps until two in the morning then wakes abruptly. Astonished to see he had fallen asleep without hiding the stolen items, or cleaning the bloody parts of his clothing, he panics. It is obvious he had come from a murder, and he's lucky no one came in.

Given all the mistakes, he begins to doubt his mental capacity. After trimming bloody stains from his clothes and hiding the stolen items, he falls asleep again.

Later, when the housekeeper and caretaker come by, they laugh at him for sleeping with rags, not seeing the bloodstains. They deliver a police summons requiring him to go to the station. Apprehensive, he wonders if it is a plan to trick him into confessing, or search his room while he is out. Part of him wishes that the whole ordeal were over, even if he must confess. At the...

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