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Unformatted text preview: This chapter is told "afterwards. . .Raskolnikov recalled it this way." There was an unexpected amount of noise and the unexpected arrival of several subordinates. Porfiry is very annoyed that his plans have been interrupted, but a prisoner (Nikolay, the house painter at the scene of the crime) was brought in, and he confessed to the murder of Alyona and Lizaveta. This confession is an overwhelming surprise to both Porfiry and Raskolnikov, neither of whom expected it. Porfiry is so vexed that he is not logical and he refuses to believe it, but recovering quickly, he dismisses Raskolnikov and reminds him that they will see each other again. Raskolnikov leaves and goes home where the strange man who had once so mysteriously appeared and called him a murderer comes and explains that he was hidden in the closet in Porfiry's office. He apologizes for calling Raskolnikov a murderer and for the trouble he has caused him. With the apologizes for calling Raskolnikov a murderer and for the trouble he has caused him....
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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.
- Fall '10