On a hot and sultry day in July

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On a hot and sultry day in July, Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov, a young student, slips past his  landlady to whom he is heavily in debt, and roams aimlessly towards an old and despicable  pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanovna. He has cut himself off from everyone and furthermore shrinks from  any type of human conduct. His little cupboard of a room, his debts, and his crushing poverty  depress him to the point of rendering him incapable of attending classes or tutoring his own  students. On the way to the pawnbroker's, he simply cannot believe that he is going to perform some  loathsome action. He also realizes that his thoughts are confused, partly because he had eaten  practically nothing for two days. Even though he was a strikingly handsome young man, he dresses  so wretchedly in rags that no one would notice his secretive behavior. It was not far to the pawnbroker's house — "exactly seven hundred and thirty" paces. Upon arriving, 
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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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