The writer - The "nameless narrator" of Notes from the Underground. Some readers and critics refer to him as "the Underground Man".
Liza - This character is first encountered in the house of prostitution.
Apollon - This character is the narrator's servant.
Anton Antonych Setochkin - This character serves as the narrator's office chief.
The Officer - This person stands in the narrator's path and moves him to the side, seemingly with no thought. This angers the narrator.
Simonov - This character, a former schoolmate, is the one person the narrator feels comfortable to occasionally visit, although he notes that there are times when he's not at all certain he's welcome.
Zverkov - This person is another former schoolmate of the narrator. Their relationship, however, is often strained.
The Friend - This person is the "collective personage" described by Dostoevsky. This character explains how everything must be done with "truth...
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