Summary and Analysis: Chapters 11-12
Georges Bengalsky: The master of ceremonies at the Variety.
Sempleyarov: Chairman of the Moscow theatres’ Acoustics Commission. Praskovya Fyodorovna: A nurse.
Ivan, who is still in his room at the clinic, has failed in his attempt to write a statement about the professor. Nurse Praskovya Fyodorovna sees him crying and goes to the doctor, who gives him an injection while assuring Ivan he will cry no more. Ivan quickly begins to feel better, and the moon starts to rise as evening settles on Moscow. Ivan, thinking to himself, at first dismisses the death of Berlioz as absurd, but then “the former Ivan” points out to “the new Ivan”...
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