When Rodya questions this

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When Rodya questions this, she tells him again: "Accept suffering and achieve atonement through  it." Rodya hedges still and asks Sonya if she will come and visit him in prison, and as she affirms that  she will, she offers him the cypress-wood cross that was once Lizaveta's. He reaches for it, but  decides it would be better if he accepted it later, and Sonya agrees: "When you accept your suffering,  you shall put it on." At this crucial moment, Lebezyatnikov rushes into the room. The idea of "suffering" becomes uppermost at this point. It is as if Sonya has not suffered enough,  Raskolnikov deliberately increases her suffering first by pointing out that Katerina and the children  are now homeless. Then after he has seen the very depth of her suffering, he then prepares her for  his confession of the murder. By way of preparation for his confession, or more important, his assuaging his own guilt or 
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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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