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

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Part 4: Chapter 3 Summary

Luzhin realizes how much he wanted to possess this beautiful impoverished girl in his power. Her helplessness excites him and her beauty, character and education, superior to his, would have helped him to climb the social ladder. He is devastated at the break up. The family, on the other hand is extremely relieved.

Raskolnikov tells them about Svidrigaylov's offer of 10,000 rubles, but Razumikhin opposes it with his own, more honest and respectable idea for earning money. He proposes to start a book translating and publishing company together, with the women's inheritance. Everyone loves the idea and they all start to make enthusiastic plans for the future. At exactly this point, Raskolnikov announces he must go away for good. He makes a tragic exit, noting that they all talk "as if he were burying me he says, or saying goodbye forever." He asks them...

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