When they arrive

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When they arrive, Katerina Ivanovna becomes hysterical and cannot control her grief and anxiety —  the children are hungry, they have no money for a burial, and she has no one to turn to. Raskolnikov  offers consolation and again offers to pay for a doctor and other expenses. A priest is sent for, and  Katerina Ivanovna also sends young Polenka to tell Sonya. When the doctor arrives, he announces that Marmeladov will die immediately. He receives the  funeral rites, and Polenka returns saying that Sonya is coming immediately. Marmeladov tries to  make some apology to Katerina and to Sonya who has just arrived, dressed in the gaudy, cheap  finery worn by prostitutes: "She seemed forgetful of her garish fourth-hand silk dress, indecently out  of place here with its ridiculous long train and immense crinoline." When Raskolnikov first sees Sonya, he "recognized her crushed and ashamed in her 
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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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