Raskolnikov reminds Sonya that he had promised to tell her today who killed Lizaveta

Raskolnikov reminds Sonya that he had promised to tell her today who killed Lizaveta

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Raskolnikov reminds Sonya that he had promised to tell her today who killed Lizaveta. To Sonya's  frightened response, he first asks her to guess and then tells her to "take a good look at me."  Somehow the dreadful knowledge is communicated to Sonya and all of her suffering suddenly  becomes magnified. She shrinks from Raskolnikov. Recovering immediately, she flings herself on her  knees in front of him, crying out: "What have you done, what have you done to yourself?. . . .There is  no one, no one unhappier than you in the whole world." A sudden feeling of tenderness floods Rodya's heart and softens it, and he asks Sonya: "Do not  forsake me." and she vows she will "Never, forsake you, nowhere! . . . I will follow you wherever you  go. . . I will even follow you to prison." At the mention of prison or Siberia, Raskolnikov recoils, and  his haughty attitude returns. When Sonya asks him how he could bring himself to do such a thing, Raskolnikov offers 
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