Crime and Punishment - Part 4: Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Porfiry has a surprise for Raskolnikov, he says, and points for a door to be opened. Instead of the person Porfiry demanded, however, the painter Nicolas is unexpectedly brought into the room. Trembling and pale, he confesses to the murder. Porfiry angrily refuses to believe a word of it, claiming Nicolas is just repeating what his accusers said to him. Raskolnikov sees that he has gained his advantage and departs. He and Porfiry exchange apologies for the heated questioning earlier and he returns home. As he reflects, he grows nervous and suspects that Porfiry had another card to play. How would the meeting have ended if Nicolas had not cut it short with his unexpected confession? Restless, he heads for his door, where he encounters the very same craftsman who had accused him of murder the previous night. The craftsman has come to apologize, having heard the painter's confession at...

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