I've decided to re-read this book, with a more careful lens. I have read the first four chapters of part I and I am taking a more critical look at Lady Stavrogina and Stepan Trofimovich Verkhovensky. I'm curious to learn what others feel, in particular if any and all would agree that Dostoyevsky was commenting on how the monied population of his time dangerously flirted with anarchists, socialists, and others of ill repute. Is that how you read the introductory chapters as well? Any and all thoughts on this are definitely encouraged and asked for.