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

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Part 6: Chapter 6 Summary

After spending time in several bars, Svidrigaylov goes home for his money and papers. Ignoring the thunderous downpour, he goes out. First, he visits Sonia and informs her he is on his way to America. He gives her enough money for her to follow Raskolnikov to prison in Siberia. Next, he drops in on his future in-laws, who let him see his teenage bride even though it is almost midnight. He makes a present of 15000 rubles to the girl, a small fortune. Next, he seeks out a seedy, dirty old hotel where he takes a room. He lies down in the candlelit room, listening to the mice and the wind. He wonders why he is now so sensitive to his surroundings, as if he was an animal looking 'for the right place ---for such an occasion." Sleepless, he thinks of Dunya and wonders if...

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