The Possessed - Part II, Chapter 3, The Duel and Chapter 4, All Agog Summary & Analysis

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Part II, Chapter 3, The Duel and Chapter 4, All Agog Summary

Chapter 3 begins in the afternoon of the next day, the day of the duel between Stavrogin and Gaganov. As Nicholas requested, Kirilov went to Gaganov early in the morning to apologize again for the insult that Stavrogin gave to Gaganov's father years ago. Gaganov would not accept the apology and was eager to duel with Stavrogin. It was decided that the weapons would be pistols and that if either duelist missed on either the first or second shot they would have another shot, for a total of three possible shots. It is evident that Gaganov's hatred of Stavrogin runs deep. He intends to kill Nicholas rather than to just regain his father's honor. Mr. Drozdov, an old school friend of Gaganov's and the fiancée of Lisa...

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