Heart of a Dog - Study Guide Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 begins with an elaborate meal at Philippovich's home. Zina serves the two doctors, Philippovich and Bormenthal, whom Sharik calls "the bitten one." Sharik lies on the rug and eats off of Philippovich's own fork from time to time.

Philippovich gives Bormenthal advice on how to eat, and tells him not to discuss medicine or politics at suppertime, but Philippovich can't help himself and breaks his own rule. He is extremely irritated by the new Soviet order and all of the inconveniences involved with it. He begins a tirade centered on an issue that has been bothering him: the hall stand for galoshes. For many years, there was a hall stand in the building where tenants could leave their galoshes. This prevented water and dirt from being tracked all through the building. In March 1917, the hall stand disappeared, including all the tenants' galoshes, canes, and coats. Philippovich...

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