Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

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Andrei Semyonovich Lebezyatnikov Character Analysis

Luzhin’s roommate in Petersburg, Lebezyatnikov is a representative of the “new liberal ideas,” which include broader, less formal definitions of marriage and equality for women. Lebezyatnikov sees that Luzhin has placed a 100-rouble note on Sonya without her knowledge, and tells the assembled group that Luzhin has lied in order to make himself look good.

Andrei Semyonovich Lebezyatnikov Quotes in Crime and Punishment

The Crime and Punishment quotes below are all either spoken by Andrei Semyonovich Lebezyatnikov or refer to Andrei Semyonovich Lebezyatnikov. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Vintage edition of Crime and Punishment published in 1993.
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Andrei Semyonovich Lebezyatnikov Character Timeline in Crime and Punishment

The timeline below shows where the character Andrei Semyonovich Lebezyatnikov appears in Crime and Punishment. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 2
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...discussion of his problems: his wife, Katerina Ivanovna, was recently beaten by a man named Lebezyatnikov, whom Marmeladov had asked, in vain, for a loan. Marmeladov tells Raskolnikov that Katerina is... (full context)
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...for her studies. This inherent nobility, according to Marmeladov, explains why she would not tolerate Lebezyatnikov’s “rudeness,” which Marmeladov does not describe further. Her recent comments to Lebezyatnikov caused him to... (full context)
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...she is a prostitute. Marmeladov then reveals the source of the quarrel between Katerina and Lebezyatnikov. At first, Lebezyatnikov attempted to solicit Sonya, but he thought better of it and reported... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 5
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...furnishing his marital apartment and staying, in the meantime, in Frau Lippewechsel’s with his friend Lebezyatnikov. (full context)
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Luzhin says he learns much from Lebezyatnikov, because the latter is a man of “new ideas,” meaning a liberal. Luzhin admits that,... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 7
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The landlord Amalia, Frau Lippewechsel, arrives and begins fighting with Katerina. Lebezyatnikov is also present (Luzhin’s roommate). The doctor arrives and informs Raskolnikov that there is no... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 1
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...with Dunya and Pulcheria. He returns to his apartment and learns that he, along with Lebezyatnikov, Raskolnikov, and Amalia the landlord, have been invited to Marmeladov’s funeral banquet. Luzhin has a... (full context)
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Lebezyatnikov also finds that Luzhin is an obstinate and unlikeable man. They speak on the day... (full context)
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...turns to Sonya: Luzhin asks whether, according to the “new ideas,” Sonya’s prostitution is wrong. Lebezyatnikov replies that it is indeed a representation of Sonya’s power and an affirmation of the... (full context)
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...joke about the commune and about the proposed liberal sexual politics of such a place. Lebezyatnikov answers that Luzhin is only angry because he was rebuffed yesterday by Dunya and Pulcheria.... (full context)
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Lebezyatnikov tells Luzhin that his behavior is noble, especially considering how upset Luzhin must be over... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 3
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...has stolen, but Luzhin quiets the room and offers Sonya forgiveness. At that point, though Lebezyatnikov accuses Luzhin of being a “vile man.” (full context)
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Lebezyatnikov claims that Luzhin placed the note in Sonya’s pocket unbeknownst to her, and Lebezyatnikov assumed... (full context)
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Luzhin leaves in a huff, with the room now on Lebezyatnikov’s side, and the latter asks Luzhin to vacate their apartment. Sonya, terribly upset, leaves, and... (full context)
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...will put on later, when, according to Sonya, he is ready for his redemption. Suddenly, Lebezyatnikov enters. (full context)
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Lebezyatnikov reports that Katerina is going insane out in the streets of Petersburg. She has run... (full context)
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Lebezyatnikov finds him outside and leads him to the bridge over the canal where Katerina and... (full context)