Crime and Punishment - Part 2: Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 3 Summary

Raskolnikov is feverish and delirious, lying in his room. He loses track of time and does not know who is with him. When he comes to full consciousness, he discovers that his school friend Razumikhin has been caring for him, bringing food and coming by with a doctor. His money problems are over, his friend tells him, and he must sign for a large sum sent from Raskolnikov's mother, which has just arrived. He does not want to sign for it but they force him. Razumikhin tracked him down after their brief meeting, being worried. By now, the friendly Razumikhin is on excellent terms with both the landlady (Pashenka) and the housekeeper. He tells them how Raskolnikov's situation became so desperate. It seems that after her daughter's death, the landlady stopped giving Raskolnikov credit and transferred his debt to a collection agency. However, the charismatic...

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