Crime and Punishment - Study Guide Epilogue: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue: Chapter 1 Summary

The epilogue begins in the prison where Raskolnikov has already served nine months. Because of various circumstances (his confession, his charity to others, his odd mental state) Raskolnikov received a light sentence of only 8 years. He is sent to Siberia and Sonia followed him there, where she lives in a nearby village. Back in St. Petersburg, Razumikhin and Dunya had a quiet wedding. Mrs. Raskolnikov never recovered from the shock of her son's troubles, and suspected the worst, even though they protected her and never spoke of the truth. She died of a fever soon after her son left.

The only news of Raskolnikov now comes to the family by Sonia's letters, which are uneventful and even boring. Raskolnikov, she reports, seems indifferent, quiet and even rude. Eventually he becomes quite ill and goes to the prison hospital.

Epilogue: Chapter 1 Analysis

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