Crime and Punishment - Study Guide Part 2: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Returning from the police station, Raskolnikov sets about destroying all traces of his crime. He takes the stolen articles outside and hides them in deserted yard under a large stone. A feeling of general misanthropy settles over him, and to combat it, he stops to visit Razumikhin, another unemployed student. Razumikhin is his opposite; he is a generous, easygoing and hard working young man. His new friend offers to share some of his well-paid translation work, but Raskolnikov rejects this offer and leaves abruptly. Feeling totally isolated, he goes home and to bed, as he so often does now. Confused hallucinations haunt his sleep; he hears the police assistant superintendent beating his own landlady, who screams while a crowd gathers on the stairs to watch the violence. In the morning, when he asks about the violent incident in the night, the maid Natasya says it...

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