Notes from the Underground - Part II: Chapters VII, VIII Summary & Analysis

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Part II: Chapters VII, VIII Summary

Thinking that she's making fun of his earlier observations, the writer goes on a tirade. He tells her that she's worse that the common laborer who sells his work for a period of time each day because she's sold her soul and has no hope of anything better now. He says that she's in the position that she'll never find love, for why should a man love her if he has only to command that she do his bidding anyway. He says that he's heard that women in her position may take "lovers", but says it means nothing because he's actually robbing her of her normal fee and that no man could truly love her knowing she could be called from his bed to another at any moment.

He then launches into a tirade about...

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