Notes From Underground Summary and Analysis Part II: On the Occasion of Wet Snow (Chapters 6−10)

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Summary and Analysis Part II: On the Occasion of Wet Snow (Chapters 6−10)

New Characters
Liza: Liza is a prostitute with whom the narrator has sex. The narrator attempts to convince Liza to give up prostitution because it will wreck her life. He entices her, making her believe he is wiling to take care of her. Liza is the narrator’s one chance to love. She is also the only person who sees through his antics and understands how miserable he is. She knows, too, that despite the fact that he may need it, he does not know how to love. Her knowledge embarrasses and humiliates the narrator.

Summary
At the opening of chapter 6, the narrator suffers a blackout. He awakens to the sensation that everything that happened to him that day had actually...

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