Dead Souls Setting & Symbolism

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Town of N.

This is where Tchitchikov visits. The entire town goes into an uproar over Tchitchikov's plan to purchase dead souls.

St Petersburg

St Petersburg is often referred to as the standard for doing things in the trendiest or most popular ways.

Souls

When characters in the novel refer to having "souls," they are speaking about the number of peasants or serfs they own.

Nozdroyov's Home

This is where Nozdroyov attacks Tchitchikov.

Chaise

A chaise is a carriage. This is how many people traveled in this time period.

Hlobeuv's Estate

Tchitchikov decides to buy the decaying estate from Hlobeuv. This place is important because it is the first time Tchitchikov figures he will settle down and make his money honestly by working the land around him.

Roubles

Roubles are a type of currency used in Russia.

Kopecs

Kopecs are another form of currency used in Russia.

The Country Side of N.

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