This type of degenerate talk on such intimate terms prompts Raskolnikov to get up and leave at once

This type of degenerate talk on such intimate terms prompts Raskolnikov to get up and leave at once

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Unformatted text preview: This type of degenerate talk on such intimate terms prompts Raskolnikov to get up and leave at once, but his curiosity keeps him from doing so. In the midst of the conversation, Svidrigailov points out that he and Raskolnikov have a great deal in common. Raskolnikov rejects this idea, and yet he is fascinated with the talk of this admitted "vulgarian and sensualist" who is simply saturated with experiences of every kind. As Raskolnikov listens attentively and with some fascination, Svidrigailov again repeats his idea that there is "something in common" between them, a vague sense of camaraderie. Finally, Svidrigailov announces that he wants to meet Dunya and makes her a present of 10,000 rubles so as to aid in her a rupture with Luzhin. He maintains that Dunya "is sacrificing herself, with great nobility for her family." If she does not accept his gift, she will be taking money from Luzhin great nobility for her family....
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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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