Master and Margarita Summary and Analysis: Chapter 13

Mikhail Bulgakov

Summary and Analysis: Chapter 13

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Master: Currently in the psychiatric clinic with Ivan, he has written a novel about Pilate and Yeshua.

Master’s lover (also known as Margarita): Lives with the master in a basement apartment.

Summary
Ivan’s visitor is a dark-haired man, approximately thirty-eight years of age. He explains that he has gained access to the clinic’s common balcony by stealing some keys and could escape, but stays at the clinic because he has nowhere to go. Ivan confesses to this visitor that his poetry is bad and promises not to write any more poems. The visitor tells Ivan that Bosoy has arrived in room 119 cursing Pushkin and insisting that “unclean powers”...

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