Part 1 chapter 3
It would have been difficult to sink to a lower ebb of disorder, but to Raskolnikov in his present state of mind this was positively agreeable. He had got completely away from everyone, like a tortoise in its shell, and even the sight of a servant girl who had to wait upon him and looked sometimes into his room made him writhe with nervous irritation. He was in the condition that overtakes some monomaniacs entirely concentrated upon one thing.
So… if we’re playing Jeopardy and the answer to the 200 dollar space is “Ahab and Raskolnikov”, I respond with the question…
“Who are both monomaniacs?!”
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