Am I supposed to take it as given that Fyodor actually did rape “stinking Lizaveta”? We only have circumstantial evidence.
And to add further doubt in my mind is the very next chapter deals with Dmitri who though he initially was going to give Katerina money to sleep with him, he actually doesn’t and just gives her the money because he’s disgusted with himself.
Is this a parallel or a contrast? Hard to say.