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Alone, he begins to examine the basis of his theory. He still believes in the nobility of the theory, but  he worries about whether he might not have destroyed some of its nobility by practicing it on a  disgusting object like the old pawnbroker. Napoleon was a real ruler "to whom everything is  permitted," but he cannot believe Napoleon, who conquered "the pyramids" and "destroyed Toulon,"  would ever "crawl under a vile old woman's bed." He then realizes that he "killed not a human being  but a principle." Furthermore, he feels that he may also be a louse, and he again thinks of  confession. He falls asleep and dreams that he is again striking the old pawnbroker, but this time she refuses to  die. When he awakens from this dreadful dream, he notices Svidrigailov standing in his doorway. Again, Rodya feels crushed by Razumihkin's attentions and needs to get back to his secret world of 
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENG 3309 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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