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The Defense - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Luzhin is fitted for several new outfits. He moves into a new place on the second floor of his fiancée's building, where the landlady complains that he routinely forgets to perform simple tasks. Luzhin, uncomfortable in his new apartment, is anxious to be wed, but the fiancée's mother continues to be skeptical, concerned at how much money Luzhin has cost the family and convinced that her daughter does not love him. The fiancée rents an apartment for herself and her future husband.

The fiancée notes that Luzhin's appearance and behavior have become much more agreeable. She delights in his ability to conduct the simple, everyday tasks common to most adults. Luzhin's future father-in-law tries to tactfully impress upon Luzhin that, while he is happy to help him out for the first year of his marriage, he must thereafter support...

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