Part 4, Chapter 22 Summary
Stepan Arkadyevitch walks solemnly into Alexey Alexandrovitch’s room and finds him pacing, deep in thought about the direness of his current situation. With unaccustomed embarrassment and timidity, Stepan Arkadyevitch asks to talk to him about his sister and their current situation. With a mournful smile, Alexey Alexandrovitch picks up an unfinished letter and hands it to his brother-in-law.
He was writing a letter to express his thoughts, because he knows his presence irritates his wife. Stepan Arkadyevitch reads that Alexey Alexandrovitch is dismayed by his wife’s misery, is honest in his forgiveness of her, and is now resolved to forget the past and begin a new life with her. While he has no regret about these...
(The entire section is 550 words.)