The Possessed - Part I, Chapter 3, Another Man's Sins and Chapter 4, The Cripple Summary & Analysis

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Part I, Chapter 3, Another Man's Sins and Chapter 4, The Cripple Summary

Chapter 3 begins with Stepan Verkhovensky in an agitated state about the prospect of marriage to Dasha Shatov. He is both excited by the prospect and somewhat ashamed. Stepan is somewhat ashamed of the proposal because he believes that Mrs. Stavrogin has only arranged the marriage to cover up something in Dasha's past. This story is substantiated in a meeting between Verkhovensky, Liputin and a man that is friends with Verkhovensky's estranged son Peter, and Mr. Kirilov. Kirilov is a mutual friend of Peter Verkhovensky and Nicholas Stavrogin. Stepan questions Liputin about his recent encounters with Mrs. Stavrogin. Mrs. Stavrogin asked Liputin whether he though her son mad or not. He replies that he is very intelligent, though he cannot vouch for his character. There is...

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