Summary and Analysis Part II: On the Occasion of Wet Snow (Chapters 1−5)
Officer: The unnamed narrator encounters the six-foot-tall “certain officer” in a bar. The officer offends the narrator’s dignity, so the narrator stalks the officer, waiting for an opportunity to challenge him to a duel. The officer is a flat character (i.e., he’s not developed in the story). He merely represents society-at-large.
Anton Antonych Setochkin: Anton, the chief of the narrator’s office, is the only man with whom the narrator has had a “lasting acquaintance.” Anton appears only briefly in this section, and there is no actual dialog between Anton and the narrator. The narrator merely sits to the side while Anton speaks with others. In the narrator’s mind,...
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