The day of Dmitri

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The day of Dmitri's trial arrives, and the courtroom is filled with curious visitors from distant parts of  the land; the trial has aroused much interest. Besides the gruesome details of parricide that will be  discussed, Dmitri is being defended by the celebrated criminal lawyer Fetyukovitch, who has come  from Moscow to undertake the defense. And, it is noted, the jury is made up mostly of peasants. Can  such country people understand the subtleties of the much-discussed case? Dmitri enters the courtroom exquisitely dressed in a new frock coat. The judge then reads the  indictment against him and asks for his plea. Dmitri responds, "I plead guilty to drunkenness and  dissipation . . . to idleness and debauchery . . . but I am not guilty of the death of that old man." Most 
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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