Crime and Punishment - Part 2: Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 7 Summary

Coming across a traffic accident in the street, Raskolnikov sees a gentleman lying in the street, mangled and crushed by a carriage. He recognizes Mr. Marmaladov, the civil servant who had driven his family into poverty. Raskolnikov takes him home immediately and calls both a doctor paying all expenses with his new stash of money. Mrs. Marmaladov receives them hysterically, and expresses both sympathy and fury towards her husband. Her cries attract curious neighbors and the German landlady demands that the man go to a hospital as is proper. Mrs. Marmaladov argues with the landlady and sends her away. Her husband's dying words are to beg for forgiveness, yet she refuses to pardon him for having driven them into poverty and ruin. The priest asks her to forgive in the hour of death, to no avail. At that moment, Marmadalov's daughter Sonia, recently forced into...

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