- Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment. unknown: Bantam Classic, 1984.
The Question and Answer section for Crime and Punishment is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Porifry's description contradicts itself in a few different ways. First, he is described as fat, short, and stout..... then he is described as having a womanish figure. Secondly, he is described as sickly looking, which is immediately followed by...
His laughter comes from nervousness..... the despair is found in his guilt and fear of being found out.
“But when has such a thing happened? I never have anything to do with the police! And why just to-day?” he thought in agonising bewilderment....
B) He is indifferent to it
He was crushed by poverty, but the anxieties of his position had of late ceased to weigh upon him. He had given up attending to matters of practical importance; he had lost all desire to do so.