Crime and Punishment - Part 2: Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 4 Summary

The visitors are all still in Raskolnikov's room. Dr. Zossimov advocates bed rest for but Razumikhin promises there will soon be parties and exhibitions. Then the murders are mentioned again, and the housekeeper tells them that Lisaveta was an acquaintance of the household, and had even mended Raskolnikov's shirts on occasion.

Razumikhin reports that a certain Nicolas, a house painter, has been charged for the crime. Talk of the murder paralyzes Raskolnikov, and he withdraws into a close study of the wallpaper. Razumikhin, who believes the painter is innocent, tells the man's story. It seems that Nicolas found a box of jewelry in the street and went to sell it in a local bar. The bar owner buys the jewelry but later connects the painter with the murdered pawnbroker and notified the police. Under heavy questioning, the young painter admitted that he found the earrings...

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