Crime and Punishment - Part 6: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 6: Chapter 1 Summary

After his confession to Sonia and her stepmother's death, Raskolnikov enters a strange new time when his memories, thoughts and perceptions become confused. He wanders about the city, often finding himself in strange places without knowing how he got there. Razumikhin visits him to ask him if he has gone mad, and why he ignores his family, breaking his mother's heart. He adds that Dunya has received a letter that upset her, probably from Svidrigaylov. Finally, Razumikhin says he still discusses the murder case with Porfiry, who is not satisfied to let it rest with the painter's confession. This news makes Raskolnikov fear that the magistrate still suspects him. Indeed, immediately after Razumikhin leaves, Porfiry himself appears.

Part 6: Chapter 1 Analysis

In Part 5, Chapter 4, Raskolnikov made his private confession to Sonia, but does not see the need to tell anyone else. Part Six of the novel...

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