Summary and Analysis: Chapters 16-17
Vassily Stepanovich: The Variety Theatre’s bookkeeper.
Prokhor Petrovich: Chairman of the commission on light entertainments.
Anna Richardovna: The secretary to Prokhor Petrovich.
Ivan’s dream begins with the Roman soldiers taking the three condemned men up to Bald Mountain to be executed. They are followed by about 2,000 citizens, who spread out around the hill. As the evening heat beats down, one person is noticed hiding on the north side of Bald Mountain under a fig tree, where he cannot see the execution. He had been tardy in following the procession of soldiers and, after failing to make it to the execution site itself,...
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