Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin
He is the main character of The Double. He is a Titular Counsellor in the service of His Excellency Berendeyev. He believes high and noble things about himself, although his actions indicate rather a romantic bumbler than a genuine chevalier. There is a comic aspect to this disparity, for he thinks of himself as an elevated character, but the reader can see him rehearsing fine phrases only to stumble on them when he tries to speak. His horror over the appearance of his double makes him a highly sympathetic character, as the reader wants to see him extricate himself from the unjust persecution of his double, but the reader also has doubts about his sanity and worth. When he is ultimately taken away, it seems as though this episode with the double was the result of a psychic break.
Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin Junior
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