Dead Souls - Part One: Chapter 2 (pages 18-38) Summary & Analysis

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Part One: Chapter 2 (pages 18-38) Summary

After a week, Tchitchikov decides to go and visit the various contacts he has made throughout the town. Some people do not live in town, but instead live in rural areas around the town. At this point in the novel, the narrator again interrupts to tell the reader about Tchitchikov 's two servants Selifan and Petrushka. He does not want to interrupt the reader, but the narrator feels he must only mention them because they will be present in their master's story.

Petrushka is Tchitchikov's footman. He is very intelligent and enjoys reading and writing. This is different from others of his class. Because Petrushka is only a servant, he wears the same outfit everyday. This outfit usually consists of the same jacket, shirt and pants. Many times, Tchitchikov will comment on how badly Petrushka...

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