Upon finishing the letter

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Upon finishing the letter, Raskolnikov resolves that Dunya will never sacrifice herself by marrying  Luzhin, which she is doing only to be able to help him. He adamantly refuses such a sacrifice by  saying, "While I live, this marriage will never take place." Furthermore, he sees Luzhin as a mean and stingy person who would allow his fiancée and her  mother ride in a peasant's cart for "seventeen versts" (around 12 miles) and to travel in third class  accommodations on the train. After he considers Luzhin's entire proposal, Raskolnikov declares that  "I will not have your [Dunya's] sacrifice, I will not have it. . .It shall not be, while I live, it shall not, it  shall not! I will not accept it!" However, he has nowhere to turn to prevent such a disgraceful liaison. While thinking about Dunya's plight, he observes a young 15-year-old girl staggering down the street 
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