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Porfiry lets Raskolnikov know that he knew all about his pledges and they had been wrapped up carefu

Porfiry lets Raskolnikov know that he knew all about his pledges and they had been wrapped up carefu

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Porfiry lets Raskolnikov know that he knew all about his pledges and they had been wrapped up  carefully by the old pawnbroker and dated with his name on them. Porfiry subtly lets Raskolnikov  know that he is aware of Raskolnikov's sickness, of his meeting with Zametov, and of his presence at  Marmeladov's death. All these revelations disturb him, and he thinks to himself that Porfiry is playing  with him, "like a cat plays with a mouse." He momentarily thinks of confessing the whole truth,  especially since he feels that the police already know everything. A discussion of the relationship of crime to one's environment ensues, which leads to Porfiry's  announcement that he has read Raskolnikov's article on crime, which had appeared in a prominent  magazine two months ago. Everyone, including Raskolnikov, is surprised that the article has indeed  been published. Porfiry then asks Raskolnikov to explain parts of his theory in more detail, which he 
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