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Crime and Punishment Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3: Chapter 6 Summary

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Part 3: Chapter 6 Summary

Raskolnikov thinks the police want to trip him up using psychologically stressful questioning, because they have no hard evidence. He realizes the clever and insightful magistrate Porfiry may pose a new threat. The caretaker arrives with an unknown visitor, a local craftsman. This visitor looks at Raskolnikov and leaves without a word. Curious, Raskolnikov follows the stranger until the man finally looks at him, saying, 'Murderer! Raskolnikov goes cold with fear and despair; he has no idea who this new accuser could be. Returning to his sofa, he slips back into his private reality. Perhaps he is not, he thinks, like these superior men he has written about. He asks himself if Napoleon would have snuck around an old woman's hunting for money. Wild with regret, he decides he is even worse than the louse he killed. He slides into delirium. Then he seems to...

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