Objects & Places from Notes from the Underground

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The Underground

The location is never described but is referred to on several occasions. It seems likely that this is a state of mind rather than a physical place, but it's ultimately left to the reader to decide where--or what--the location is.

Kopek

This object is a unit of Russian currency.

Ruble

This object is the unit of currency used for most transactions in Russia.

The Most Advantageous of Advantages

Dostoevsky defines this as man's "own whim", his "untrammeled desire".

Brazil

This is the location the writer imagines that the Pope would agree to move his headquarters, which would only occur if a certain array of improbable happenings should come to pass, such as a lake being moved to Rome and a ball given for all the people of Italy.

Lake Como

This is the object the writer imagines might be moved...

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