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Upon awakening from the dream

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Upon awakening from the dream, Raskolnikov renounces that "accursed dream of mine" and  wonders in horror: "Is it possible that I really shall take an axe and strike her on the head, smash  open her skull. . . God, is it possible?" He then ". . .renounces this accursed fantasy of mine"  because he will never summon up enough resolution to do it. However, as he walks through the Hay Market, he overhears a conversation between tradespeople  and Lizaveta Ivanovna, the half sister to the old pawnbroker, that on the next night "at seven o'clock  in the evening the old woman would be at home alone." All through these early scenes Raskolnikov is somewhat feverish. Throughout the crime, he is not  himself, and his irrational acts can be accredited to his illness. Ultimately, criminal theories suggest 
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