The Idiot - Part IV Ch. VI-XII Summary & Analysis

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Part IV Ch. VI-XII Summary

The Yephanchins invite the Prince to a party to meet Princess Bielokonski. Aglaya comes to see the Prince about the party, talking so quickly, the Prince presumes she is nervous about him making fool of himself. She says she not only wants him to make a fool of himself, but he should break his mother's priceless vase to show he is clumsy. The Prince says he will do no such thing, and he does not appreciate her putting such thoughts into his head. In fact, he will sit as sit far away from the vase as possible. Before Aglaya leaves, she tells the Prince he should sit and say nothing.

A drunk Lebedev visits the Prince, claiming he has just had a moral slap in the face. The Prince questions him and it turns out he has...

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