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Unformatted text preview: On their way to the meeting with Luzhin, Rodya explains who Svidrigailov is and says: "I don't know why, but I am very afraid of that man." He hopes Razumihkin will help him guard Dunya from Svidrigailov, and, of course, Razumihkin agrees. They meet Luzhin outside the apartment, and at the meeting, Luzhin relates some additional stories about Svidrigailov. They include one about his supposed seduction of a 15-year-old deaf and dumb girl who later hanged herself. Another is about Svidrigailov's servant Philip who hanged himself as a result of Svidrigailov's beatings and mockery. Luzhin concludes that Svidrigailov is the most horrible, "the most depraved, the most completely abandoned to vice" of anyone he knows. Dunya's view of each episode differs; for example, she heard that the servant Philip was addicted to drugs and that the other servants were good and loyal to Svidrigailov. Luzhin is offended that his "fiancée" the other servants were good and loyal to Svidrigailov....
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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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