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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment


by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Ilya Petrovitch

Character Analysis

Ilya has the second to the last word in the pre-epilogue novel. His words are, "Drink some water." We know those aren't the most exciting lines, but they occur just before Raskolnikov finally turns himself in. We aren't exactly sure why Raskolnikov decided to confess to Ilya. Perhaps because Ilya was the only cop to whom he really hadn't already confessed.