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Crime and Punishment-Summary-Part One The story begins as the main character Rodion Raskolnikov is walking to visit an old pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna He is in a confused state and must avoid his landlady because he owes rent for quite some time He arrives at the pawnbrokers and pawns a watch that his father gave him He is disgusted by what happens at the pawnbrokers and feels that he had been cheated out of his money He leaves the pawnbrokers shop very mad On the way back to his home Raskolnikov stops into a bar for food and a drink There he meets Semyon Marmeladov who was a government worker but was fired because he is an alcoholic Marmeladov talks about his marriage to a widow whom was born into a higher class than he but married him because of her destitution While Marmeladov was unemployed his daughter had to become a prostitute in order to support the family Marmeladov had stolen all of the familys money and had been drinking for five days straight because of this he was afraid to return home Raskolnikov helps Marmeladov return home and realizes the poverty in which his family lives in This poverty makes Raskolnikov feel guilty and gives Marmeladov some of his money This shows that Raskolnikov has a good side to himself and is not only a cruel cold killer The next day Raskolnikov is told that his landlady is taking legal action against Raskolnikov for the money that is due for rent He also receives a letter from his mother and before reading it he kisses it This may be evidence of an Oedipus complex The letter states that Raskolnikovs sister is engaged to be married to a kinsman This marriage of Dounia Raskolnidovs sister and Marga Petrovna the kinsman is done purely out of Dounias greed Raskolnikov goes on a walk and decides to visit a friend from school Razumihin Then he
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