Dead Souls - Part One: Chapter 6 (pages 111- 133) Summary & Analysis

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Part One: Chapter 6 (pages 111- 133) Summary

After saying goodbye to his host, Tchitchikov decides to visit Plyushkin. As Selifan drives the coach toward Plyushkin's house, he notices that the landscape starts to deteriorate. The land and crops are not kept well. Much of the crop is brown and dead. What should be peasant homes are simply shacks. Many houses have caved-in roofs, shattered windows, and weak foundations. The chaise come upon a women. Tchitchikov gets out of the chaise and asks the woman where Plyuskin's house is. Tchitchikov discovers that the woman is actually Plyushkin's housekeeper. She grumpily shows Tchitchikov to where the house is and invites him in. Tchitchikov is appalled at his surroundings. While he expected Plyushkin to treat his peasants badly, he did not think that the man would treat his own house that way! The house has...

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