Crime and Punishment - Study Guide Part 3: Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Quietly, a young girl, Sonia Marmaladov, comes in timidly to invite Raskolnikov to the next day's funeral. She thanks him again for the donation and suddenly realizes he gave her family all that he had. When his family leaves, Raskolnikov tells his Razumikhin he needs some help. A relative of Razumikhin's, the magistrate Porfiry, has just been assigned to the murder case and plans to question all the old woman's clients. Raskolnikov says he would like to recover some family heirlooms he had pawned and asks if they can go straight to Porfiry together, instead of to the police. They decide to go immediately, and Sonia accompanies them out. Raskolnikov's promise to visit her the next day leaves her glowing with happiness.

As Sonia goes home, a mysterious man who had been waiting outside Raskolnikov's building follows her. About fifty, well dressed, broadly handsome, this...

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