What if the after-life is nothing more than a single, cramped, dirty room filled with spiders?
Raskolnikov has got to be dead and he’s reliving his life as a hell, right?
I mean, who else has all these people just walking into his room cramped, dirty room and telling them about the after-life?
St. Petersburg must have some bad parts of town, but this is just out of the question a bad part. It’s Dante bad.