The Possessed - Part II, Chapter 1, Night and Chapter 2, Night Continued Summary & Analysis

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Part II, Chapter 1, Night and Chapter 2, Night Continued Summary

In chapter 1 and 2 of part II, we learn the aftermath of the events at Mrs. Stavrogin's and some answers to many of the questions from part I. We learn that for more than a week, no one has seen either Shatov or Stavrogin outside of their homes. We also learn that Peter Verkhovensky has been spreading rumors about what happened in Mrs. Stavrogin's home as well as stories about how Stavrogin is likely to kill Shatov. Peter has ingratiated himself with the governor of the province and has been generally getting to know the important members of the town, including Karmazinov, the important writer who happens to be staying in the town.

Stepan is convinced that his son planned the whole incident with Nicholas beforehand. In a meeting between...

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