Master and Margarita Summary and Analysis: Chapters 3–4

Mikhail Bulgakov

Summary and Analysis: Chapters 3–4

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Black Cat (also known as “Behemoth”): A cat who boards the tram-car; he is to be revealed as a member of Woland’s retinue.

The professor has concluded his narrative, and evening has come to the Patriarch’s Ponds. He declares that he was present for the entire story he has related to Berlioz and Ivan. Berlioz patronizes the professor, whom he takes for a mad German, but the professor predicts that he will be living in Berlioz’s apartment shortly. The three men talk about the existence of the devil before Berlioz heads to the tram-car station at Bronnaya to report the professor to the foreigners’ bureau. Before reaching the turnstile at the...

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