Heart of a Dog - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 begins with a description of how the dog, Sharik, learns to read in Moscow. At first, he tries to decipher words by their colors, but he soon learns to recognize characters and eventually to read. Interestingly, his education begins when he is shocked by biting into insulated wire. His education begins with pain.

When Sharik arrives at Philip Philippovich's apartment, he is greeted by a pleasant young maid in a white apron. Her name is Zina, and Philip Philippovich asks her to take Sharik to the examination room. The dog becomes frightened by the smell in the examination room and breaks free of Zina's grasp. A man enters the room to help Zina control the dog, and the dog bites the man. The dog is given a shot, and he soon loses consciousness.

When Sharik awakens, he notices that the searing pain in his side is...

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