Notes from Underground
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Contributed by Jennefer Ruano
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Chapter 20
Summary

When Liza appears one evening unexpectedly, the Underground Man is horrified.  He explains: "I stood before her, crushed, humiliated, abominably ashamed.." This shame he turns into spite, and he humiliates her, telling her that he was laughing at her that night.

Yet Liza seems to understand him, meaning she realizes how pitiful and vulnerable he is.  When he bursts into tears, she comforts and embraces him. This causes the UM to realize that instead of him being her hero, she has indeed become his heroine.

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