Crime and Punishment.pdf - Chapter 2\u200b Razumihin woke up and thought about how much of a \u201cperfect novel\u201d(pg.167 yesterday was However he knew it

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Chapter 2: Razumihin woke up and thought about how much of a “perfect novel” (pg.167), yesterday was. However, he knew it was just a dream and wasn’t attainable. He started to regret the way he acted and how he judged Dounia and Pyotr. Zossimov came in briefly and the discussed the way Razumihin acted last night. Razumihin was then on his way to see Dounia and Pulcheria. When he got there, Pulcheria received him as if he was her own son. She invited him to have breakfast and kept asking him questions. He had begun to tell them about Raskolnikov’s life last year, excluding many scenarios. But , do Raskolnikov’s mother and sister, this didn’t seem like enough. Razumihin describes Raskolnikov (giving off direct characterization) as a “ morose, gloomy, proud and haughty, and of late… he has been suspicious an fanciful. He has a noble nature and a kind heart. He does not like showing his feelings and would rather do a cruel thing than open his heart freely. “ (pg.170-171). He goes on to say that he is a liar, lazy, inhumane, uninterested in others affairs, doesn't listen to others, isn't an excitable person, and thinks very highly of himself. While speaking. Razumihin never took his eyes off Dounia. He would glance at her so it wouldn’t be so obvious. He feared her because of how poor she was and the “misery of her surroundings” (pg.171) . He would watch what he would say and the gestures he made. He pitied her in a way. In this case, the money that Dounia and her family lacks would symbolize pity. It is evident , with the clothes that Dounia has on, that she doesn’t come from money. When people don’t have a lot of money, they tend to lack or not experience many things. This lack of money is causing Razumihin to feel pity for her. He doesn’t want to say or do something that can offend her. However, Razumihin then went back on his word and lashed at Dounia. He stated that she was just like her brother. Dounia laughed and Pulcheria told them that they both must have a different understanding of who Raskolnikov really is. She brought up how nor poverty,illness, or his mother's feelings would of stopped him from marrying the landlady’s daughter a year ago. She then goes on to say that he isn't because he doesn’t love them or is incapable of love. After this, they begin discuss the incident with Pyotr. This time, Razumihin blames it on Raskolnikov, saying that he had planned to insult Pyotr this whole time. Raumhin used this opportunity to apologize for how he judged Pyotr last night and affirmed that he couldn’t speak on him because Dounia has free will and accepted to marry him. Pulcheria goes on to explain how Pyotr left them a note this morning, when he was suppose to meet them. In the letter, Pyotr ask Pulcheria to not invite Rodya to their meeting. This leaves Pulcheria and Dounia in a bad situation. In this letter, a theme that becomes present would be “Who comes first”. Meaning, do Dounia and her mother ut Rodya’s needs first and allow him to come and meet Pyotr or do they put Dounia’s future husband’s needs first and distance him from Rodya. This

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