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.
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
...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)
...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)
...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
Part 2, Chapter 7
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
...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)
...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)
...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)
Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 4