The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

by

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Pyotr Ilyich Perkhotin Character Analysis

The young official to whom Dmitri Fyodorovich pawned his pistols in order to obtain the three thousand roubles that he believes he needs to pay off a debt to Katerina Ivanovna and then start a new life with Grushenka. Dmitri later goes to Perkhotin’s home, as the latter is going to the Metropolis tavern, to return the money and recover his pistols.
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Pyotr Ilyich Perkhotin Character Timeline in The Brothers Karamazov

The timeline below shows where the character Pyotr Ilyich Perkhotin appears in The Brothers Karamazov. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 3: Book 8, Chapter 5: A Sudden Decision
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Dmitri leaves and, exactly ten minutes later, walks into the rooms of Pyotr Ilyich Perkhotin—the official to whom he gave his pistols. Dmitri asks for the pistols back, and... (full context)
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Pyotr Ilyich asks if Dmitri has fallen, wondering if that explains why he’s covered in blood. He... (full context)
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Pyotr Ilyich helps Dmitri take off his frock coat and sees that there’s blood on that, too.... (full context)
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Pyotr Ilyich still wonders how Dmitri got so rich all of a sudden and asks him if... (full context)
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Pyotr Ilyich asks Dmitri why he needs to go to Mokroye. He says that there’s a woman... (full context)
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Plotnikov’s is two doors away from Pyotr Ilyich ’s place. Dmitri is “awaited with impatience at the shop.” A few weeks before, he... (full context)
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As Dmitri sits in his carriage, Fenya runs up, begging him not to harm Grushenka. Pyotr Ilyich figures that’s what Dmitri is up to. He demands the pistols back. Dmitri assures him... (full context)
Part 3: Book 9, Chapter 1: The Start of the Official Perkhotin’s Career
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Pyotr Ilyich Perkhotin knocks vigorously at the gates of the widow Morozov’s house. Fenya rushes to the... (full context)
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Pyotr Ilyich considers going to Fyodor’s house, but worries that the old man will later accuse him... (full context)
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Pyotr Ilyich explains that Dmitri borrowed ten roubles from him that afternoon. Then, at nine o’clock, he... (full context)
Part 3: Book 9, Chapter 2: The Alarm
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Pyotr Ilyich is sure that there will be others at the police commissioner’s that evening. Varvinsky, the... (full context)
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When Pyotr Ilyich enters the police commissioner’s house, he learns that Fyodor Pavlovich really was murdered and robbed... (full context)
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...cottage. Maria then gave the alarm to everyone at the commissioner’s house, five minutes before Pyotr Ilyich ’s arrival. (full context)
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Pyotr Ilyich remembers that Dmitri threatened suicide and would probably kill himself before dawn. They need to... (full context)
Part 3: Book 9, Chapter 5: The Third Torment
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...He reaches into his waistcoat pocket and pulls out the suicide note he wrote at Pyotr Ilyich Perkhotin’s, while he was loading his pistol. Dmitri asks the authorities how they arrived so... (full context)
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...can at least tell them how many roubles were in his hands when he visited Pyotr Ilyich . Dmitri refuses to state that as well. Nikolai Parfenovich reminds Dmitri that he told... (full context)
Part 3: Book 9, Chapter 6: The Prosecutor Catches Mitya
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...stained it due to fussing over Grigory, then tucked it under while washing up at Pyotr Ilyich ’s. They tell him that they must take the shirt as evidence. (full context)
Part 3: Book 9, Chapter 7: Mitya’s Great Secret. Met with Hisses.
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...tore it off of his neck after he left Fenya’s and was heading to see Pyotr Ilyich Perkhotin. He thinks he left it in the town square. He sewed it using a... (full context)