Great Short Works Setting & Symbolism

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St. Petersburgappears in Multiple Stories

St. Petersburg is a major city in Russia, and is often the background location of Dostoevsky stories. It is the setting for every single story in this collection. It is such a well known location that the author often takes it as granted that the readers will have at least some familiarity with the city. As such, there is no over arching description provided.

Revolverappears in The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

This is the revolver that [insert name of main character here] buys as part of his plan to commit suicide in the final short story of the collection.

Murin's gunappears in The Landlady

This is a rifle that the old German man keeps. He takes it from the wall and threatens Ordynov with it in the first Part of the 2 Part story...

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