Raskolnikov’s mother, Pulcheria writes to him early in the novel to inform him of Dunya’s engagement to Luzhin. Pulcheria loves Raskolnikov dearly and fears for his health when she meets with him in Petersburg. She dies at the end of the novel without fully knowing what her son has done, though she guesses it is something horrible.
Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikov Quotes in Crime and Punishment
The Crime and Punishment quotes below are all either spoken by Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikov or refer to Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikov. 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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Crime and Punishment published in 1993.).
Part 1, Chapter 3 Quotes
. . . as he explained, a husband ought to owe nothing to his wife, but it is much better if a wife looks upon her husband as a benefactor.
Part 6, Chapter 7 Quotes
I’m wicked, I see that . . . but why do they love me so, when I’m unworthy of it!
Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikov Character Timeline in Crime and Punishment
The timeline below shows where the character Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikov appears in Crime and Punishment. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 3
...order a relative of Marfa’s named Pyotr Petrovich Luzhin proposed marriage to her. Dunya and Pulcheria have agreed in principle to this marriage, arranged speedily, without Raskolnikov’s consent, as Pulcheria goes... (full context)
...before proposing. He is 45 years old, a rising government official, and “still handsome,” in Pulcheria’s words. He is also in accord with the political fashions of the time—meaning he is... (full context)
...brother to her fiancé, but he resolves that he will judge Raskolnikov’s character in person. Pulcheria reveals that Luzhin will send for her and for Dunya within a week, bringing them... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 4
...his mother’s justifications for the speed of the courtship and for Luzhin’s behavior, believing that Pulcheria has misrepresented the family’s happiness and Dunya’s willingness to go through with the marriage. Raskolnikov... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 3
...Razumikhin shows him a new hat, shirt, trousers, and boots, all purchased with the money Pulcheria sent. Raskolnikov initially does not want to change but Razumikhin convinces him. Raskolnikov briefly forgets... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 7
...room Raskolnikov tells Razumikhin of Marmeladov’s death. It appears that someone is in the room. Pulcheria and Dunya are there—they have been waiting for Raskolnikov for an hour and a half.... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 1
...apartment. Dunya appears to like Razumikhin though she knows he has been on a “binge.” Pulcheria is so worried about Raskolnikov she does not know what to think. Razumikhin has fallen... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 2
...Zossimov reports that Raskolnikov’s landlady was not interested in his advances. Razumikhin visits Dunya and Pulcheria at their lodgings. They are happy to see him, and he describes in greater detail... (full context)
...Luzhin the previous day. Unlike the night before, Razumikhin refuses to speak badly of Luzhin. Pulcheria shows a letter from Luzhin and asks Razumikhin’s advice. In the letter, Luzhin says he... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 2
...considers young and rude. Luzhin argues Raskolnikov has misrepresented his opinions regarding marriage and poverty; Pulcheria counters that Luzhin has lied about Raskolnikov’s actions the night of Marmeladov’s death, for he... (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 1
Luzhin awakes to find he is still upset about his interaction with Dunya and Pulcheria. He returns to his apartment and learns that he, along with Lebezyatnikov, Raskolnikov, and Amalia... (full context)
...Lebezyatnikov answers that Luzhin is only angry because he was rebuffed yesterday by Dunya and Pulcheria. Luzhin is angered but asks Lebezyatnikov whether he can’t call Sonya over to speak with... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 6, Chapter 1
...spoken highly of him to his sister, and has said Razumikhin will remain her and Pulcheria’s “Providence” in the coming days and weeks. Raskolnikov tells Razumikhin that his “secret” will be... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 7
...mother, who is now staying with Dunya in a better apartment arranged for by Razumikhin. Pulcheria admits that she has been reading Raskolnikov’s article, and though she does not understand it,... (full context)
Epilogue, Chapter 1
...Razumikhin hopes to raise enough money to join his friend in Siberia after several years. Pulcheria approves of their marriage and continues raving about Raskolnikov as she is dying, saying that... (full context)